President Barack Obama, US Congress: Change Columbus Day to "Indigenous Peoples Remembrance Day"
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President Barack Obama, US Congress: Change Columbus Day to "Indigenous Peoples Remembrance Day"

    1. kathy lapan
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      kathy lapan

      hudson falls, NY

Every year, the American people celebrate the myth of Christopher Columbus' "discovery" of America. Children are taught in school about his adventures and discovery.
However, it is well known that Columbus did not discover America - people already lived here. Columbus, in his desperation for wealth, wreaked a reign of terror over the indigenous people of the Americas, inciting his men to rape, pillage, and murder. Because of his actions, millions of Native Americans died of disease or violence, and many ancient cultures were destroyed.
This petition is to request President Obama and the US Congress to change Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples Remembrance Day. It is a slap in the face to all Native Americans and all people with a conscience to annually celebrate the actions of a vicious murderer. It is akin to celebrating Hitler Day.
Changing the holiday to Indigenous Peoples Remembrance Day would not only bring recognition to the people who lived in the Americas before European invasion, but would also inspire those in the education system to teach the truth about the European "discovery" of the Americas and to stop teaching the lie of Columbus the Hero to children. Please sign and support remembrance of the original inhabitants of the Americas, and support recognition of the truth.

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    • Corwyn Lapan HUDSON FALLS, NY
      • over 1 year ago

      Because it is horrid that we have a actual holiday for a murderer. Lets make a holiday for ted bundy to, it would be the same thing.

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    • Trisha Macedo NEW BEDFORD, MA
      • over 1 year ago

      KIds need to know the truth i was told nothing but lies we need our childeren to know

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    • Kyle Craine COLUMBIA, SC
      • over 1 year ago

      Because we need to face the TRUTH about Christopher Columbus. do we really want that to continue to be celebrated? Propaganda is sweeping the truth under the rug. and I believe we have been celebrating this way too long. We have destroyed a very good life. a truly GREEN life. true to the earth. if we would have continued and learned their lifestyle. imagine how much better life would have been. we owe them more than Casinos. for what Columbus alone did to them. Please pass this. Thank you Mr. President. This is why I voted for you. because you are trying your best, through all the obstacles to do the right thing. Thank you.

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    • Heather Shannon PHOENIX, AZ
      • over 1 year ago

      As I am 1/4 native American I can not stomach this holiday when in truth it was a day my ancestors were massacred =*( A change to a remembrance day would be MUCH more *realistic* & honorable!

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    • Ed Drain FAIRFAX, VA
      • over 1 year ago

      Maybe I'll take some flack for this from people who don't understand. But American Indians are the only people we discriminate against, *by NAME* in the Constitution. Try looking up "Whiteclay" sometime, and find out about poverty in America that is as bad or worse than conditions in Afghanistan.

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