The United States either bows its head in shame for celebrating the murderous exploits of Columbus and the settler colonizers that followed him, or continues to glorify him and the world he represents.
Phoenix became the largest city to recognize Indigenous Peoples’ Day after a city council vote made it official last Thursday, KJZZ reported. Dozens of other cities also approved the name change in recent years, including Denver and Seattle.
A growing number of U.S. cities and states moved to downplay Columbus Day -- a federal holiday -- in favor of the rebranded Indigenous Peoples' Day, to honor what Vermont's governor called the "sacrifice and contributions of the First Peoples of this land." Gov. Peter Shumlin wrote in a proclamation that the day provided an opportunity to