Indigenous Peoples' Day to be recognized by Bloomington

Indigenous Peoples' Day to be recognized by Bloomington

Indigenous Peoples' Day to be recognized by Bloomington

But numerous cities and states have ditched celebrating it since 1992, when Berkeley, Calif., became the first city to rename the holiday "Indigenous Peoples Day" in favor of recognizing Native Americans.

So, all federal offices and courts will be closed and only certain banks will be open today, on Monday. Columbus Day is actually one of the three federal holidays that TD Bank remains open for ...

Lou Tiscorni with the Dante Alighieri Society of Jersey City spent most of Monday preparing for the group's Columbus Day celebration. For some, it has turned to focus on the indigenous genocide that ensued after his arrival.

It's Columbus Day 2018, and while many schools aren't in session for the holiday, the same doesn't go for most stores and restaurants.

In recent years other cities, such as Austin, Los Angeles, Denver, Santa Fe, Portland, Oregon, St Paul, Seattle and dozens of others, have done the same.

'Christopher Columbus's spirit of determination & adventure has provided inspiration to generations of Americans.

Joseph Contino said with the explorer as its namesake, Columbus should have embraced the day to celebrate both Italian and indigenous cultures. However, if you're expecting something from UPS, you're in luck - while the company recognizes Columbus Day, they don't close for the holiday. Not everyone is on-board with honoring Columbus.

Amid the controversy, another person wrote that if the name Columbus is so polarizing, the city shouldn't stop at the holiday: It should change its name altogether.

After King contacted the mayor's office, Mayor John Hamilton decided to make a mayoral proclamation in support of Indigenous Peoples' Day, according to an email to King from Elizabeth Walter, executive assistant in the Office of the Mayor.

Actor, comedian and radio host Joe Piscopo lashes out at New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio for considering removing a statue of Christopher Columbus.

O'Farrell was principal sponsor of legislation the council passed a year ago designating the second Monday of October as Indigenous Peoples Day in place of Columbus Day in the nation's second-largest city.

When asked how the city made the change, and whether it had done so through a process that was open to public debate, Davis said the decision to stay open on Columbus Day "was agreed upon by all of the unions that represent city workers during regular contract negotiations over the past year".

In addition, Columbus Metropolitan Library branches will be open Monday and Central Ohio Transit Authority offices will be open and buses will run on a regular schedule. The traditional Columbus Day is Friday, Oct. 12.

"It's really an Italian holiday", Suozzi told me.

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