Change Columbus Day To National Indigenous Day

Change Columbus Day To National Indigenous Day

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We currently celebrate Columbus Day as a Federal Holiday. We've known for a while that he was not the one who discovered America AND he was not a very good person. Columbus participated in the slave trade, brought disease to North America and helped to eradicate a large population where he landed. Why would we still honor this type of person or celebrate him? Let's honor the true people who should be celebrated, the Native Americans. They sacrificed so much of their culture and people to become what the USA is today. THAT is the truth and would go a long way to eradicate the white-washing we see all too often about our American history. Please support this so we can present it to those who could change this current holiday. Thank you!

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