9 cities in U.S. replacing Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples Day:
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Not everyone is celebrating Columbus Day.
Nine cities are revamping it as Indigenous Peoples Day.
The conversion is part of movement to recognize Native American culture and history in the United States. Supporters of Indigenous Peoples Day say that Columbus Day ignores colonialism, discrimination, and the loss of land that Native Americans experienced after the exploration of Christopher Columbus in 1492.
The cities participating in Indigenous Peoples Day include: Berkeley, California; Albuquerque, New Mexico; St. Paul, Minnesota; Portland, Oregon; Olympia, Washington; and Seattle, Washington.
Columbus Day supporters say the traditional holiday recognizes the exchange of cultures between Americans and Europeans.