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Courtney Davis Souvannasacd and her niece, Niska Kempenich, speak in support of a resolution that would replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples Day at the Grand Forks City Council on Monday. photo by Eric Hylden/Grand Forks Herald

When It Comes to Columbus Day, We Can’t Add Through Subtraction

When It Comes to Columbus Day, We Can’t Add Through Subtraction

“As another example of the liberal cesspool the city of Grand Forks is becoming, the Committee of the Whole voted unanimously last night to replace Christopher Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples Day,” a reader emailed me today, asking me to write about it. “I am floored.” He’s right. “City Council members, acting as the city’s

Willard Yellow Bird, cultural planner for the City of Fargo, performs a blessing ceremony Monday, Oct. 12, 2015, at City Square, Fargo, prior to a petition at the City Commission meeting to recognize each second Monday of October as Indigenous Peoples Day. Michael Vosburg / Forum News Service

Don’t Replace Columbus Day, Expand It

Last year the City of Fargo chose to replace their municipal recognition of Columbus Day – still a federal holiday – with Indigenous Peoples Day. Reporter Tu-Uyen Tran writes about the city’s first celebration under the new order. His headlines – “Instead of Columbus Day, Fargo will mark Monday as Indigenous Peoples Day” – illustrates