State like Minnesota honoring indigenous people instead of Columbus

FILE- This undated portrait attributed to Rodolfo Ghirlandaia shows Italian explorer Christopher Columbus. The image and story of the 15th Century navigator who began European incursions into the Americas have changed in the U.S. over decades. Following

FILE- This undated portrait attributed to Rodolfo Ghirlandaia shows Italian explorer Christopher Columbus. The image and story of the 15th Century navigator who began European incursions into the Americas have changed in the U.S. over decades. Following

"While many calendars mark the second Monday in October as Columbus Day, there is a growing and important movement to shift this holiday to instead celebrate the past and current culture, history, and contributions of the Indigenous people whose land Christopher Columbus and the other European colonizers invaded".

The order lists 11 federally recognized tribes and nations that reside in Wisconsin "without whom the building of the state and its cities would not have been possible".

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The holiday is meant to commemorate Columbus' landing in the Americas in 1492. Across 24 other states, cities have celebrated Indigenous People's Day. So how did this federal holiday in the USA come to be? Washington D.C. will acknowledge Indigenous Peoples' Day following a vote of the national capital's city council Tuesday.

The graphic below, provided by Statista, illustrates the percentage of indigenous peoples in the population in countries of the Americas.

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It is a state holiday in the Commonwealth of MA, but not all parts of the United States celebrate Columbus Day. Many Italians observe the day as a celebration of Italian heritage, while other Americans view it as the "discovery" of America.

Students at the Indian Community School in Franklin, Wis., lobbied for Indigenous Peoples Day for three years.

The city will honor Indigenous Peoples' Day for the first time.

But Native Americans in some states have welcomed the change and said it was time to pay homage to Native Americans instead of Columbus.

And in September, Princeton became the second locality in New Jersey to officially recognize Indigenous Peoples' Day as the second Monday in October, according to NJ.com. Along with the importance of honoring the nation's often overlooked indigenous past, she said, she understands the importance of honoring Italians. The resolution noted the fact that the town of 21,000 had been built on indigenous land and that it was committed to "protect, respect and fulfill the full range of inherent human rights", including those of indigenous people. "Columbus enslaved, colonized, mutilated and massacred thousands of Indigenous People in the Americas".

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