Michigan bill proposes renaming Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples' Day

Oct 12, 2019 159

A group of Michigan senators introduced a bill to designate the second Monday in October as Indigenous Peoples' Day. It is currently called Columbus Day.  Other cities and states have already made this switch, including Iowa, Louisiana, Maine, Minnesota, North Carolina, New Mexico, Vermont and Wisconsin.

Columbus Day, a federal holiday, pays tribute to Christopher Columbus the Italian explorer who landed in the Americas in 1492. Critics of Columbus Day say it celebrates Columbus' actions, which include the enslavement of Native Americans. They also say it gives "him credit for 'discovering' a place where people already lived," according to the History Channel

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