First City in Idaho to Ditch ‘Columbus Day’
The second Monday in October will now be known as this.
According to the Boise Weekly, the city of Moscow is now the first city in Idaho to change the observance of 'Columbus Day' to 'National Indigenous People's Day'
The mayor of Moscow, ID, Bill Lambert, approved the change at a city council meeting on October 20th.
The history of Columbus… it’s a myth. The day itself is a symbol to Native Americans of slavery, genocide and conquest. It’s this remembrance of all of these horrible things that have happened. We felt changing it to Indigenous People's Day would alter that, and honor Native Americans and Native American ancestors.
Read the full story HERE.