Fri, 14 October 2016
The second Monday of October is Columbus Day-- a federal holiday since 1937. However some states and cities do not observe the holiday for Christopher Columbus, or recognize his so-called 'discovery' of the new world. Instead, they stage a counter celebration to honor the indigenous peoples who were there first.
This week, the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center in Albuquerque held a pow-wow and celebration on Indigenous Peoples' Day, to bring a more holistic view of history than existed when Columbus Day was designated. Derrick Toledo was there.