'We're Not Invisible': Minnesota Among Handful Of States Honoring Indigenous Peoples' Day, Not Columbus DayFrom Minnesota to Vermont, at least five states and Washington, D.C., have done away with Columbus Day celebrations in deference to Native Americans, though the federal Columbus Day remains in place.
'I'm Proud': Local Native Americans Celebrate Community On Indigenous Peoples' DayIt's known nationally as Columbus Day, but in Minneapolis, today is Indigenous Peoples' Day -- and extra symbolic for some local American Indians.
Indigenous People’s Day Celebrated In The Twin CitiesWhile Columbus Days was marked Monday on the federal calendar, it was Indigenous People’s Day in the Twin Cities.
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.
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.