What Is Indigenous Peoples' Day? More Americans Choosing To Not Celebrate Columbus
10 October, 2017, 00:36 | Author: Dustin Murphy
What's more, though state lawmakers have tried to create a number of new public holidays over the years, a search of legislation going back to the 1999-2000 legislative session didn't turn up any bills directly related to Columbus Day.
Police have stepped up security after two Christopher Columbus statues were vandalized with red paint in CT. At the time, Columbus served as a canvas for 19th-century ideas of individualism, Lane explained, a man of science who bucked authority as he ventured forth into the unknown.
While many schoolchildren learn about the Niña, the Pinta and the Santa Maria, less appealing details of Columbus' journeys include the enslavement of Native Americans and the spread of deadly diseases.
"Celebrating Columbus Day is a real challenging thing for Native people in the United States".
He said, "The permanent arrival of Europeans. was a transformative event that undeniably and fundamentally changed the course of human history and set the stage for the development of our great nation".
The date Indigenous People's Day is held on varies slightly every year however and, in 2017, America's states and towns face a stark choice as both holidays fall on the same day.
This year, the holiday comes amid a national debate over statues dedicated to controversial historical figures triggered by the violence sparked by white supremacist groups in Charlottesville, Virginia in August over the removal of a statue of Confederate Army general Robert E. Lee. Sixteen percent disagreed. Fifty-six percent view Columbus either "favorably" or "very favorably"; half as many, or 28 percent, take a negative view of the navigator.
"Revision is not the same as lying, which people think it is", Grossman said.
"Obviously they feel insulted - and to be honest, they should be, because he has not taken a stand on defending the Christopher Columbus statue", the Staten Island Assemblywoman said.
"Revisionism happens when we find new information or ask new questions, when you come up with a different narrative".
She proposed it for November during Native American Heritage Month.
Celebration of Columbus Day has not been without controversy.
The Christopher Columbus Italian Society owns the statue, but the land belongs to the city. "We're having this conversation now because the monuments still exist".
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