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Columbus Day or Indigenous Peoples Day?
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  • Raymond
    10/11/2017
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    So why not both days? Must Indigenous Day be forever linked to Columbus? By replacing Columbus Day, too much focus is on Columbus. Support or a like of Columbus should have nothing to do with support or like of Indigenous People. So let Indigenous People Day stand on its own on some other day as unrelated to Columbus as possible, Let him be a mere footnote in their proud histories (for there were many cultures). While we are at it, maybe we should not lump all the Indigenous People together. That seems rather arrogant and prejudiced--like saying that they were all the same. Then we could focus on their history, Really! Equating the history of tons of cultures to one man--any man! Where is Inca Day? Huron Day? This Indigenous Day as a protest against Columbus is demeaning to all indigenous cultures.

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