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A demonstration will be held on Southington as a monument is erected in honor of Italian explorer Christopher Columbus.

King said that when the Knights of Columbus was formed in the 1882, it was named after Columbus because he was an important Catholic figure in American history in a time with Catholics were facing discrimination.

Myself an Italian-American, I've always found it odd that so many other Italians look to Columbus as the standard bearer of Italian pride.

Obama's proclamation in 2016 struck a different tone, saying, "We must also acknowledge the pain and suffering reflected in the stories of Native Americans who had long resided on this land prior to the arrival of European newcomers".

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President Donald Trump in a traditional holiday declaration diverged from former President Barack Obama's declarations by not mention any of Columbus' ills. Thus, Columbus is commemorated every year on the second Monday in October, and the students enjoy a day off.

"There is that concern that Indigenous People, the plight and the struggle of Indigenous People but also the contributions that they made, just aren't being recognized", Marc Cohen, Student Assembly President, said. In Latin America it's thee Dia de la Hispanidad, in Spain it's the Fiesta Nacional, in Belize and Uruguay it is celebrated as a day to respect cultural diversity on Día del Respeto a la Diversidad Cultural, and in the United States it's celebrated as Columbus Day.

You can go on and on about how great he was or how disgusting, but at the end of the day a group of people appreciate this holiday and a group dislikes it.

John King, Grand Knight of the Broken Arrow Council of the Knights of Columbus, the world's largest Catholic fraternal organization, said he was happy about the Tulsa City Council decision to retain recognition of Columbus Day.

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I brought up recently that November is Native American Heritage month and asked friends what they'd like to know more of when it comes to Native American culture. "We do this because our history books erase such history".

The national movement calls for replacing Columbus Day with "Indigenous Peoples Day".

"Columbus should not be celebrated". "Years ago, people thought he discovered America and was this great hero". Among them: a handful of universities and a couple states, such as Vermont and Alaska. A great place to start is with celebrating Indigenous Peoples Day instead of Columbus Day, and it's a great opportunity for the church to begin an uncomfortable but necessary conversation.

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