Columbus/Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Javier Delgado, reporter

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Columbus/Indigenous Peoples’ Day celebrates the day that Christopher Columbus arrived in the Americas. It was just Columbus Day until 1977. That year, the International Conference on Discrimination Against Indigenous Populations in the Americas began to discuss replacing Columbus Day in the United States with a celebration to be known as Indigenous Peoples’ Day. In the United States it is celebrated on the 12th of October or the Monday following it.