Trump Totally Ignored Indigenous People in His Columbus Day Proclamation. Again

09 October, 2018, 00:57 | Author: Carlos George
  • Aug. 13 2014 a replica of the Santa Maria Christopher Columbus' ship sits high and dry in its dock awaiting a dismantling in Columbus Ohio. This year the city named after Columbus himself will do away with the

Berkeley, California, became the first city to rename Columbus Day as Indigenous Peoples' Day in 1992. The six-month exhibit was like a cross between a horticulture-obsessed version of Disney's Epcot and a miniature World's Fair, featuring a waterfall, a rose garden with 130 varieties, a display of grasses from nearly every continent on earth and a "community of nations garden" that "has got to be one of the main roads of heaven", as The Washington Post described it then.

The Columbus Italian Club shared an article from The Dispatch about the city's decision forego observing Columbus Day with a single thumbs-down emoji as the caption.

Most schools are closed for Columbus Day, but some local districts-and some district offices-stay open.

It's quite clear the way in which Columbus Day is celebrated in our city has changed immensely over the years.

On what has traditionally been Columbus Day - the second Monday in October - numerous cities including Los Angeles, Seattle, Denver, Nashville and Santa Fe, New Mexico recognize Indigenous Peoples Day, amid growing criticism of a failure to recognized Native American's history and contribution.

Columbus Day became a federal holiday in the 1930s and commemorates the landing of Italian explorer Christopher Columbus in the Americas in 1492.

The choice to honor indigenous people on the overlapping federal holiday is not a coincidence, the mayor of Tacoma, Washington, Victoria Woodards, has said, while noting the city's efforts to engender better relations with the area's Puyallup Nation people.

Federal offices: Because Columbus Day is a federal holiday, federal offices will be closed.

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Since it is a federal holiday, there is no mail on Columbus Day and post offices are closed.

The largest city named for Christopher Columbus - Columbus, Ohio - has called off its observance of the divisive holiday that honors the explorer.

When asked how the city made the change, and whether it had done so through a process that was open to public debate, Davis said the decision to stay open on Columbus Day "was agreed upon by all of the unions that represent city workers during regular contract negotiations over the previous year". While credited with populating North America by some, to others Columbus is seen as a villain who spread disease and war among indigenous people. Contrary to the slanderous charges of genocide, the accomplished explorer, deserves his place in the canon of Western history as a devout Catholic who aided in the discovery of what we today know as America. It's important to remember that if you deposit a check into an ATM on Columbus Day, it may take until the next business day to process.

AmeriFlora's opening ceremony was attended by was attended by President George H.W. Bush and First Lady Barbara Bush, entertainer Bob Hope, Ohio Gov. George V. Voinovich and Columbus Mayor Greg Lashutka among many others.

'If you're mayor of a city and its name is Columbus, why wouldn't you capitalize on that?

Where is the 2018 Indigenous Peoples Day Celebration?

"We have a number of veterans who work for the city, and there are so many here in Columbus", Davis said. Hawaii celebrates Discoverers' Day on the second Monday of October.

Critics of Columbus complain that the holiday mythologizes a man blamed for bringing slavery and death to the "New World".

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