UND drops Columbus Day for Indigenous Peoples Day

Jul 24, 2019 279

BY: Joe Bowen | Sydney Mook

About a week after Grand Forks City Council members agreed to replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples Day, UND has followed suit. With little fanfare, the school’s academic calendars were updated last week to name Monday, Oct. 14, Indigenous Peoples Day. The holiday named after the Italian sailor and forefather of widely violent North American colonialism no longer appears on those calendars.

Meloney Linder, UND vice president for marketing and communications, said the university wanted to match what the city voted to do last week. The city’s resolution encourages the university and Grand Forks Public Schools to recognize Indigenous Peoples Day.

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SOURCE: https://www.grandforksherald.com/

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