Some Italian-Americans Fight To Keep Columbus DayA movement to abolish Columbus Day and replace it with Indigenous Peoples Day has gained momentum in some parts of the U.S., with Los Angeles in August becoming the biggest city yet to decide to stop honoring the Italian explorer and instead recognize victims of colonialism.
Mpls. Offices To Close For Indigenous Peoples DayMinneapolis city government offices will be closed Monday in observance of Indigenous Peoples Day.
Davenport, Iowa Switches From Columbus DayThe City Council has decided Davenport will mark Indigenous Peoples Day on Oct. 9, not Columbus Day.
Twin Cities Recognize Indigenous People’s DayIn most cities around the country, Monday was Columbus Day. But in Minneapolis and St. Paul, as well as a few other cities, it was Indigenous People’s Day.
Twin Cities Recognize Native Americans On Columbus Day More cities are recognizing Native Americans on Columbus Day this year as they revive a movement to change the name of the holiday to celebrate the history and contributions of indigenous cultures around the country.
Good Question: Why Are There Sales On Holidays Like Labor Day?All week long, television ads have declared “incredible Labor Day weekend events,” otherwise known as sales.
Minnesota Lawmakers Want Columbus Statue Re-EngravedA Minnesota Capitol mall statue honoring explorer Christopher Columbus is the target of new legislation that seeks to recast his role. A bill introduced Wednesday by more than a dozen lawmakers would order an architecture board to change the engraving on the 86-year-old statue's pedestal.
Minneapolis Council Votes To Rename Columbus DayIt's been debated for years, but now the city of Minneapolis is looking at legally renaming Columbus Day. It's been a federal holiday since 1937, though not all states observe it.