Native American Village @ Blogspot

The blog companion to the Native American Village, the free community and careers site for indigenous peoples, part of the Multicultural Villages network.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Should Columbus Day be shunned?

The recent decision by Brown University to rename Columbus Day "Fall Weekend," and to rededicate the day to educating people about Columbus' legacy as a conquistador and the true history of Native American peoples has caused much controversy around town.
The article I've linked to, thanks much to Patty Talahongva's headsup, talks to the precarious position of the prestigious university, which, having taken the decision, finds itself in the midst of the debate between activist students and Italian-American supporters of Columbus.