Change Columbus Day to Indigenous People's Day at Stonehill College
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More and more cities and towns have renamed the day previously known as Columbus Day to Indigenous People's Day, in order to honor and respect Native Americans. Christopher Columbus was known to be responsible for the murder, harm and expulsion of many Native Americans post his arrival in the Americas. By accepting this day, we as a community are embracing the erasure of Indigenous populations in our country.
Prior to the ownership by the Ames family of the land to which Stonehill College resides on, the area was owned by the local population of Wampanoag. As a respectful gesture to the those communities of Indigenous people that once resided here, Stonehill College should make the change in our academic calendar, and elsewhere it applies, to Indigenous People's Day. As a school that pushes to promote diversity and inclusion, Stonehill needs to participate in this movement to end the racial discrimination surrounding Indigenous cultures.
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