It will be Indigenous Peoples Day only in Portsmouth as Columbus Day is canceled

Jul 14, 2022 211


Acknowledging the history of city land, Portsmouth officials have pivoted to permanently recognize Indigenous Peoples Day and remove Columbus Day from the city calendar.

A two-plus-year push from past and present Portsmouth High School students in We Speak, a club focused on social justice, achieved its goal Monday night. The Portsmouth City Council approved the club's request to remove Columbus Day from the city’s October calendar and solely recognize Indigenous Peoples Day.

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