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Columbus Day may be abolished in CO, but change is already happening at CSU

 


Colorado became the first state in the country to recognize Columbus Day as an annual holiday, but now, over 100 years later, Colorado Rep. Joe Salazar is offering legislation to change the name of the holiday to Indigenous Peoples’ Day.

“Colorado is following a number of cities throughout the nation that have decided to celebrate the Indigenous people of this land and NOT the colonization of this country,” Irene Vernon, chair of CSU’s ethnic studies department, wrote in an email to the Collegian.

Denver became the ninth city to make that change last October with a one-day proclamation that stated “Colorado encompasses the ancestral homeland of 48 tribes and currently the City and County of Denver and the surrounding communities are home home to the descendants of approximately 100 tribal nations.”

http://www.collegian.com/2016/01/columbus-day-may-be-abolished-in-co-but-change-is-already-happening-at-csu/149446/

 

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