Contact Us

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.

Ken Faunce, the chairman of the Moscow Human Rights Commission and historian at Washington State University says about the change to Boise Weekly:

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.

Best of WOW 104.3

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://wow1043.com using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for WOW VIP Club quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive WOW VIP Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.