Columbus, Ohio cancels Columbus Day

Columbus column on the Barcelona harbour

Many cities, including Los Angeles and now Columbus, among others, have either stopped observing the holiday or changed it to Indigenous Peoples Day to remember those who were negatively impacted by colonialism.

Federal offices: Because Columbus Day is a federal holiday, federal offices will be closed.

The Stanford College Republicans, for their part, celebrated Columbus Day with a Facebook post commemorating the "Discovery of America and Italian heritage".

The mayor's office said the decision wasn't made because many US cities are replacing their observance of Columbus Day in favor of Indigenous Peoples Day, but rather because the city doesn't have the budget to give its 8,500 employees off on both that and Veterans Day.

Jones said students started the tradition of celebrating Indigenous Peoples Day years ago, and the campus chose to join in this year.

Over the weekend Donald Trump issued a proclamation declaring Monday 8 October as Columbus Day.

Millions of indigenous people were killed or died of disease under colonization of parts of the eastern US that began with Columbus' arrival in 1492, according to activists.

US F-35 Jets are Grounded Following Crash
The Air Force has 156, the Marine Corps has 61 and the Navy has 28, according to data provided by the joint program office. At Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort in SC , both British and American pilots are learning how to fly the F-35B.

Why Arsenal will get thrashed "sooner or later" - Paul Merson
Take his approach to last week's away game at Qarabag . "We tried to win the game", he said. City are top on goal difference, with Chelsea second and Liverpool dropping to third.

Newcomer Bilal Asif rocks Australia in first Test
An early Peter Siddle breakthrough was the only highlight of the day, bowling nightwatchman Mohammad Abbas on day two. Before Asif´s brilliance Abbas had forced Finch to drive straight into the hands of Asad Shafiq at short mid-on.

- It is Columbus Day across much of the country, but some Minnesota cities are celebrating a different holiday. On Columbus Day, we honor his remarkable accomplishments as a navigator, and celebrate his voyage into the unknown expanse of the Atlantic Ocean.

Christopher Columbus has worn out his welcome in L.A. In advance of the city's inaugural Indigenous Peoples Day, a statue of Columbus located just outside Grand Park in downtown L.A. was hidden from view. "I feel like in America, they teach you when you were young, 'he discovered America, this is important history, ' but in reality, it's all lies", said Amalia Lamar, an undeclared major at SF State.

The first New York City Indigenous Peoples Day celebration was in 2015, when 6,000 indigenous people and their supporters gathered on Randall's Island. "Historical facts prove that the legacy of Christopher Columbus is based on misinformation and outright lie", Arizona State University assistant professor of American Indian studies Leo Killsback wrote in a university news article.

New Mexico has one of the highest Native American populations in the United States. Several states, including Alaska, Hawaii and OR have never recognized it.

There will be several Indigenous Peoples Day celebrations taking place Monday, including a sunrise ceremony at Bde Maka Ska.

"This is Muwekma-Ohlone land we're standing on right now", said Aja Two Crows '21, co-chair of SAIO, in reference to the Native American group that lived in the Bay Area prior to colonization. In 1934, President Franklin D. Roosevelt made Columbus Day a national holiday.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Pakistan's currency plunges as it seeks IMF loan
Oct 13, 2018 - 10:02
On the other hand, the International Monetary Fund increased growth projections for the United States from 2.2 to 2.9 per cent. Rising trade tensions are a key challenge to the world economy as "protectionist rhetoric increasingly turned into action".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Met Office updates yellow weather warning as Storm Callum approaches
Oct 13, 2018 - 10:01
Rainfall totals could reach as high as 150mm over the Brecon Beacons, almost as high as the monthly average of 170mm for Wales. Throughout Friday and Saturday, areas covered by the warnings could see between 50-100 mm on Friday and 50-80 mm on Saturday.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Man held in Bulgarian journalist murder probe
Oct 12, 2018 - 14:03
People attend a vigil as a protest against the rape murder of journalist Viktoria Marinova in Sofia , Bulgaria , 2018. Krasimirov has been charged with rape and premeditated murder. "But we are continuing to look at all hypotheses".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Cyclone Titli makes landfall
Oct 12, 2018 - 12:48
The IMD advised a total suspension of fishing operations and shifting of coastal hutment dwellers to safe places. The college students union elections, earlier scheduled to be held on Thursday, have also been cancelled.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Despite the Looming US Sanctions, India to Continue Buying Iranian Oil
Oct 12, 2018 - 12:39
Under this, only the President has the right to exempt India from United States sanctions on arms deal with Russian Federation . These claims aim to satisfy the USA and express support for Washington's sanctions against Iran, he added .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Eagles lose running back Jay Ajayi
Oct 12, 2018 - 12:16
The Philadelphia Eagles are in need of a running back after starter Jay Ajayi went down with a season-ending torn ACL . The new deal creates $6.5 million more cap space for the Eagles this season and $11.7 million more for next season.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Kanye West Rambles Like Trump In White House Meeting
Oct 12, 2018 - 10:47
The rapper also ruled out a presidential bid "until 2024", instead voicing his support for Mr Trump. CNN reporter Caroline Kelly was also in the store, and she posted a video of West's speech.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top EU’s Juncker hopes for Brexit deal in November
Oct 10, 2018 - 17:32
He added that as someone who had spent half of his life under Soviet rule, "I know what I am talking about". The Soviet Union was about prisons and gulags, borders and walls, violence against citizens and neighbours.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Google exposed user data, feared repercussions of disclosing to public
Oct 10, 2018 - 16:25
These apps will also need to agree to new rules on handling Gmail data, and will be subject to new security assessments. There were no phone numbers, email messages, timeline posts , direct messages or any other type of communication data.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Windows 10 October 2018 Update Bugs Fixed, Says Microsoft, Rollout Restarts
Oct 10, 2018 - 14:54
Microsoft is working with them to recover the lost files, but it isn't offering any guarantees that their data will get restored. The company determined that the data deletion issue resides with a bug related to the Known Folder Redirection (KFR) feature.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top CC Sabathia Plans To Pitch In 2019
Oct 10, 2018 - 14:10
Mitch Moreland was again on the bench with hamstring soreness, though Cora said he was available to pinch hit (he didn't). A night after three of his calls at first base were reversed on video reviews, Angel Hernandez called balls and strikes.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Tua Tagovailoa opened Alabama's game vs. Arkansas with a ideal stat line
Oct 10, 2018 - 13:16
I don't care if you're playing Louisiana whoever or Hoover High School, you show up to the game and you support your team. He has yet to throw a fourth-quarter pass as Alabama has outscored its opponents by a combined 336-96.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top South African finance minister Nene resigns over Gupta scandal
Oct 10, 2018 - 13:00
Meanwhile, there have been reports that Nene approached Ramaphosa at the weekend asking to be relieved of his duties. Turning to Mboweni‚ Ramaphosa said he was coming in at a time when strong leadership was required.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top 'Tremendous victory': Trump celebrates Kavanaugh win
Oct 09, 2018 - 17:58
Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer of NY called the fight "a sorry epilogue to the brazen theft of Justice Scalia's seat". Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) said that she opposes Kavanaugh because of his temperament.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Palestinian kills two Israelis in West Bank shooting: army
Oct 09, 2018 - 16:43
A woman aged 54 was also found wounded and in moderate condition, the medical services said. The situation in the zone of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict escalated in September 2015.