Christopher Columbus, explorer and Italian cultural hero

Christopher Columbus, explorer and Italian cultural hero

Curl says, this idea of having the Bay Area as the centerpiece of Columbus Day celebrations did not sit well with him and a lot of other native people.

King said that when the Knights of Columbus was formed in the 1882, it was named after Columbus because he was an important Catholic figure in American history in a time with Catholics were facing discrimination. On Monday, Los Angeles, among others, celebrated "indigenous, aboriginal and native people" after its City Council in August dropped Columbus Day as a holiday.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who will march in the Columbus Day parade in Manhattan on Monday, said last month that the Christopher Columbus statue is about honoring Italian Americans, according to the Post.

Hunter Sagaskie, a Native American Programs peer adviser, also thinks the national holiday is inappropriate. Some mark the day concurrently with Columbus Day, and some cities have rejected Columbus Day altogether. In 1937, President Franklin D. Roosevelt proclaimed Columbus Day a federal holiday after intense lobbying by a Catholic service organization consisting largely of Italian Americans, the Los Angeles Times reported.

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Critics of Columbus say he was a ruthless explorer who treated indigenous people abhorrently. There will be speakers, music and signs, including one that says, "Columbus didn't discover anything, 1000s of native nations were already here". "We just don't want it to be at the expense of Columbus Day".

"We gather during a teachable moment to discuss the ongoing impacts of that legacy and to commit ourselves to reversing them", the group said.

Scott said they wanted the discussion, now in its second year, to be inclusive, so they partnered with the Latino fraternity on campus as well as the Italian organization. In his book "American Holocaust", Stannard calls that period of 80 years "the largest ongoing holocaust in the history of humanity".

It takes more than a few cities replacing Columbus Day with Indigenous People Day, but it's a start.

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Several cities, including Seattle, Washington; Albuquerque, New Mexico; St. Paul, Minnesota; and Phoenix, Arizona, are among those celebrating Indigenous Peoples Day.

Nationally, A movement to abolish Columbus Day and replace it with Indigenous Peoples Day is gaining momentum. South Dakota has celebrated Native American day for almost 30 years.

"Columbus should not be celebrated". Add to that list of today's controversies President Trump's Columbus Day proclamation.

The Marist Poll surveyed 1,224 adults September 11-13, funded in partnership with the Knights of Columbus.

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