City in Idaho renaming Columbus Day as 'Indigenous Peoples' Day'

Oct 08, 2017 1366

More and more cities across the country have been renaming the second Monday in October as Indigenous Peoples’ Day instead of Columbus Day. Earlier this week, Moscow in the western part of the state became the first city in Idaho to rename the holiday. The Moscow City Council approved the change on Monday in a 5-to-1 vote.

The city follows the University of Idaho and Boise State University’s move to proclaim Columbus Day as Indigenous Peoples’ Day. Ken Faunce, chairman of the Moscow Human Rights Commission, says his group asked the city council to make the change because he said Columbus is a symbol of genocide and should not be honored.

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