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Pittsfield Schools Considers Using Indigenous People Day, Not Columbus

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The School Department may join the growing movement behind switching out Columbus Day with Indigenous People Day.

School Committee member Cynthia Taylor suggested the school change the name when written on the school calendar. The change may be small but the gesture is part of a growing movement to use the weekend to celebrate the original natives of the Americas instead of the person whose "discovery" lead to an invasion of their land.


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