Columbus Day out, Indigenous Peoples’ Day in
The city of Ithaca will no longer celebrate Christopher Columbus
Wednesday night, the Ithaca Common Council voted unanimously to finally end the tradition that is Columbus Day and replace it with Indigenous Peoples' Day. Effective immediately, the holiday will be celebrated the second Monday of October.
Second Ward Alderman Ducson Nguyen fervently wrote to his coworkers that, "Columbus never set foot in North America and has no relevant ties to Ithaca in particular," according to the Ithaca Voice.
Other cities that have passed similar legislation include Los Angeles, Denver, Oberlin, Ohio, Bangor, Maine and the state of Alaska.