Activists push for Indigenous People's Day - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

Activists push for Indigenous People's Day

An advertisement offers 'Indian Land for Sale.' The man pictured is a Yankton Sioux named Not Afraid Of Pawnee. Some consider Columbus Day offensive, as Columbus' 'discovery' led to such land sales. (Source: U.S. Department of the Interior) An advertisement offers 'Indian Land for Sale.' The man pictured is a Yankton Sioux named Not Afraid Of Pawnee. Some consider Columbus Day offensive, as Columbus' 'discovery' led to such land sales. (Source: U.S. Department of the Interior)
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Columbus Day is a day designated to commemorate the landing of Christopher Columbus in the New World on October 12, 1492.

However, it is not a public holiday in at least 24 states including Oklahoma and activists there are asking that US cities take it one step further.

Native American activists are asking to change the Columbus Day name to Indigenous People's Day.

There is a larger movement nationwide to abolish the holiday entirely.

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