Virginia Tech to recognize second Monday in October as Indigenous Peoples' Day

Feb 22, 2019 260

BY: Robby Korth

Virginia Tech will celebrate the indigenous people of the Americas on the second Monday of October, a day normally reserved for observing the accomplishments of Christopher Columbus. The university further encouraged Virginia to cease celebrating Columbus Day and honor indigenous people on the state holiday.

On Monday, President Tim Sands approved a resolution passed by the University Council to observe the day at Tech in the future. Indigenous Peoples’ Day at Virginia Tech will be celebrated on Monday, Oct. 14, this year. The staff holiday will show up on Tech’s academic calendar. The university will have a number of events around the date, however there will still be classes on the day. Columbus Day remains as a state holiday.

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