Oklahoma City Replaces 'Columbus Day' with 'Indigenous Peoples' Day'
For decades, celebrating 'Columbus Day' has been hotly debated. Many feel Christopher Columbus is largely responsible for the decimation of the Native Americans, and giving him a day of celebration just adds insult to injury. In a progressive move, a town in Oklahoma has changed all that. The Anadarko City Council voted on September 14th to change 'Columbus Day' to 'Indigenous Peoples’ Day.' The vote was unanimous, and from now on, instead of honoring Columbus, the town will honor Native Americans.