Columbus Day

In Uncomfortable Twist, Indigenous People and Italians Will Share Holiday - April 18, 2018

Four months after Columbus Day was renamed in honor of Native Americans, San Francisco supervisors voted to also name the same day in honor of …

San Francisco

Supervisors Meld Holidays For Italian-Americans, Indigenous People

Citywide, North BeachPhoto: Franco Folini/FlickrOn Tuesday, in a 10-1 vote, the Board of Supervisors selected a day to honor Italian-Americans and …

San Francisco

Brown University just made a big move to recognize indigenous people instead of Columbus Day

The faculty at Brown University voted today to change the college's annual "Fall Weekend" to "Indigenous Peoples' Day."<p>The college's "Fall Weekend" …

Higher Education

Great explorers – Christopher Columbus

<b>Christopher Columbus</b> was the first captain to cross the Atlantic in 1492. This video is part of the new <b>Great Explorers series</b>. In this format, we are …

Sailing

West Hartford Corporation Counsel: School Board Changing Columbus Day Name Has 'No Legal Significance'

West Hartford corporation counsel Patrick Alair said the school board’s changing of the Columbus Day holiday to Indigenous Peoples Day on the …

School Administration

Pat Walsh Show April 10th Hour 3

Home values, rent and mortgages going up, Sam asks, "How much are you paying for rent?", Trump considering firing Rosenstein to check Mueller, more …

New York City

Don't scrap Columbus Day — and certainly don't call it 'Indigenous Peoples Day'

<b>To the editor:</b> I agree with George Skelton that getting rid of Columbus Day is a dumb idea, but it would be at least as dumb to rename it "Indigenous Peoples Day." ("California passes a lot of dumb bills. Ending Columbus Day would be one of them," April 5)<p>The proposed new name is awkward to say, …

Native Americans

California passes a lot of dumb bills. Ending Columbus Day would be one of them

The Legislature passed nearly 1,000 bills last year. A few were important. Most were not. Many were frivolous, some dumb — a waste of politicians' time and public money.<p>Gov. Jerry Brown did veto 12% of the Legislature's offerings. But that's all muck under the bridge.<p>There are many bills pending in …

San Francisco

Boston to host 2018 'March for Science' rally

One year after thousands of mad scientists crowded Boston Common, organizers say a second annual "March for Science" will take place on April 14 to …

Nonprofits

First Person Singular: The End of the World as They Know It

On Sundays, I’ve been attending a small rural church in western Wisconsin. The Prince of Peace Covenant Church of Mondovi has only about thirty …

Garrison Keillor

West Hartford Town Councilor Calls For Investigation Into School Board's Decision To Change Columbus Day Name

A West Hartford town councilor said given an “outcry” from residents in town, he’s asked for an investigation into the school board’s decision to …

School Administration

Native American Day in Arizona is June 2

APACHE COUNTY – Arizona has joined a short list of states that celebrate and recognize the contributions Native Americans have made to the …

Native Americans

'We are truly sorry': Trudeau exonerates Tsilhqot'in chiefs hanged in 1864

More than 150 years after six B.C. First Nations chiefs were hanged by colonial authorities, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has apologized and …

Canada

Trudeau exonerates Tsilhqot'in chiefs hanged in 1864

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is exonerating six First Nations chiefs who were executed by British Columbia's colonial government more than 150 years …

Canada

Trudeau apologizes to Tsilhqot’in for hanging of chiefs in 1864 ‘Chilcotin War’

OTTAWA — For generations of Tsilhqot'in youth, the first story they learn is of the historic betrayal by the British colonial government that led to …

Canada

Trudeau apologizes to Tsilhqot'in for hanging of chiefs in 1864 'Chilcotin War'

1 / 2<p>Justin Trudeau (CP)<p>OTTAWA — For generations of Tsilhqot'in youth, the first story they learn is of the historic betrayal by the British colonial …

Canada

Celebrity Shares Bear Visit; Boy, 9, Battles Cancer: CT News

Teens seriously injured, support pours in/ Auriemma responds to criticism/ No more Columbus Day for school system/ Famous Clydesdales visit.<p>There was …

Draft Horses

The rise of the African – American Phoenix (chapter 1)

<b>Accepting the term African – African</b><p>I remember the day my 4th grade teacher slammed her relatively large textbook onto the brown, doodled up desk before her, “I cannot continue to feed you kids these repulsive lies,” her face scrunched in utter disgust.<p>She continued, “Christopher Columbus did not …

African-American News

Cuthand: Christopher Columbus was no hero

This month we went south to the Dominican Republic for some sun and R&R. I couldn’t help but research the history of the country and the role it …

Dominican Republic

6 female adventurers who aren’t as well-known as they should be

For every Lawrence of Arabia, there’s an Isabelle Eberhardt who went exploring in the Middle East without the European colonialist mandate. For every …

South America

Here's How Much You Need To Earn To Live In CT: Patch PM

Winter refuses to let go/ No more Columbus Day for this school system/ UConn hires new basketball coach/ Postal carrier stole gift cards:</i> …

Economic Policy Institute

41-4 Our Oceans. Our Futures.

There are a number of cultural values and beliefs tied to the ocean in the Native Hawaiian community, but two have been particularly notable in terms …

Indigenous Peoples

No More Columbus Day For West Hartford Students

The West Hartford Board of Education has approved changing the name of the Columbus Day holiday on the school calendar.<p>WEST HARTFORD, CT — Beginning …

Hartford Courant

West Hartford Changes Columbus Day To Indigenous People's Day

The second Monday in October will now be known as Indigenous People’s Day at West Hartford Public Schools after decades of being recognized as …

Columbus Day

Windstorm March 26, 1971

The big sou'wester of March 26, 1971 followed a path similar to the powerful storms of October 26, 1950, October 12, 1962, November 14, 1981 and …

Weather

The Social: Make Tiger great again?

Tiger Woods is back hitting full iron shots for his social media followers, Donald Trump is somehow getting even better at golf and Lexi Thompson …

Golf

10 Most Savage Spanish Conquistadors

The Spanish Conquistadors were those who initially expanded the Spanish Empire. The word Conquistador literally means conqueror – the men and women …

World History

Austrian beer inspired by Columbus launched in UK

Austrian pale ale Stiegl Columbus 1492, combining European and New World hops, has been launched in the UK by specialist importer Euroboozer.<p>Created …

Drinking

Days Black People Are Most Likely to Be Called the N-Word, Ranked

<b>1.</b> St. Patrick’s Day<p><b>2.</b> New Year’s Eve<p><b>3.</b> Wednesday (any)<p><b>4.</b> Columbus Day<p><b>5.</b> The anniversary of the O.J. Simpson verdict<p><b>6.</b> MLK Day<p><b>7.</b> The night of a …

African-American News

Bolivia takes Chile to ICJ to get back lost coastline

Bolivia is taking its neighbor to Chile to court over access to the sea. The landlocked country lost its sea coast in a war more than a century ago, …

South America