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Pittsfield schools to replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples' Day

The Pittsfield School Committee has unanimously voted to replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples' Day on its school calendars, the Berkshire Eagle reported this week.

"Hundreds across the nation have endeavored to recast this day as a day about the people who were already here rather than the one of many who explored the region," Superintendent Jason McCandless told the Eagle. "There were people in the Americas who were not waiting around to be discovered, quote unquote. They had a way of living that was their own."

http://www.masslive.com/news/index.ssf/2018/02/pittsfield_schools_to_replace.html

 

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