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Minneapolis Changes "Columbus Day" To "Indigenous People's Day"
valleynewslive.com ^ | 04/26/2014 | n/a

Posted on 04/26/2014 6:41:05 AM PDT by massmike

It’s been debated for years, but now the city of Minneapolis has decided to change from celebrating Columbus Day to observing Indigenous People’s Day instead.

Columbus Day has been a federal holiday since 1937, though not all states observe it, including Alaska, Hawaii, Oregon, and South Dakota.

The day has long been a hot button issue over whether it is offensive to the American Indian culture to credit Christopher Columbus with the discovery of America.

On Friday, the Minneapolis City Council voted unanimously to approve the proposal to rename the day Indigenous People’s Day.

The designation would be observed on all city communications.

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1 posted on 04/26/2014 6:41:05 AM PDT by massmike
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These people are effing nuts. MLK was a liar, adulterer, whoremonger, plagiarist . . . let’s chance the name of his “Day” too

Oh and take away the “Dr.” What’s good for the goose


2 posted on 04/26/2014 6:44:20 AM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (Hey 2008, we told you so)
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To: massmike

That’s quite a mouthful.

That said,I’m glad I’m at the end of my life and not just starting out.

The country that I grew up in no longer exists.

.


3 posted on 04/26/2014 6:45:03 AM PDT by Mears
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To: massmike

So, how do they celebrate “indigenous people’s day”? Do they raid each others’ neighborhoods and steal their women?


4 posted on 04/26/2014 6:45:26 AM PDT by Fido969 (What's sad is most)
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To: Mears

They should put their money where their mouth is,then! If they REALLY want to “take a stand”,just eliminate it as a paid holiday!

I doubt seriously our “leaders” would ever cost themselves a long weekend,though!


5 posted on 04/26/2014 6:45:41 AM PDT by massmike ("You only live once, but it does help if you get to be young twice.")
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To: massmike

Minneapolis needs to deed their city property back to the Indians from whom their ancestors took it.

Hypocrites!


6 posted on 04/26/2014 6:46:36 AM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: massmike

Celebrate cannibalism.


7 posted on 04/26/2014 6:47:04 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: Fido969

After five generations I feel a little indigenous


8 posted on 04/26/2014 6:47:48 AM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: massmike

It’s like the northern liberal version of Lee-Jackson-King day in Virginia!


9 posted on 04/26/2014 6:48:38 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("I'm a Contra" -- President Ronald Reagan)
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To: P-Marlowe

Free Indistine!

Stop the stealing of occupied Indian territory!


10 posted on 04/26/2014 6:50:20 AM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: massmike

11 posted on 04/26/2014 6:59:37 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Fido969
DETAILS are being worked out on the many interactive celebratory experiences as we speak...




12 posted on 04/26/2014 7:02:26 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: massmike

Let’s celebrate the day by enslaving another tribe!


13 posted on 04/26/2014 7:05:36 AM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: max americana

Yep, let’s go around scalping people.


14 posted on 04/26/2014 7:07:58 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: massmike

All those Minneapolis residents who are not Native American are encouraged to return to their countries of origin, at their own expense, of course.


15 posted on 04/26/2014 7:12:29 AM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: massmike

Join the Knights of Indigenous Peoples.


16 posted on 04/26/2014 7:15:33 AM PDT by Mike Darancette (Do The Math)
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To: massmike

They must have called 1 900 YT Guilt and been admonished:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CfozL1Ea_Co


17 posted on 04/26/2014 7:26:31 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Obama lied; our healthcare died.)
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To: massmike

Notice how the left is trying (and succeeding at some) to change the names of all our holidays. American traditions going away. Another step in getting rid of our country’s culture. Soon there will be nothing recognizable left.


18 posted on 04/26/2014 7:31:43 AM PDT by TangoLimaSierra (To win the country back, we need to be as mean as the libs say we are.)
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To: massmike

What do they do, go around saying to each other, “Happy IPD!”?


19 posted on 04/26/2014 7:33:22 AM PDT by equaviator (There's nothing like the universe to bring you down to earth.)
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To: massmike

20 posted on 04/26/2014 7:40:58 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: massmike

What a bunch of yankee faggots.


21 posted on 04/26/2014 7:44:07 AM PDT by Salvavida (The restoration of the U.S.A. starts with filling the pews at every Bible-believing church.)
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To: massmike

I don’t recall any indigenous people erecting ocean worthy ships and crossing the Atlantic.

I guess real achievement is ripping out hearts to appease a serpent spirit or piling up dirt mounds.


22 posted on 04/26/2014 7:44:43 AM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: massmike

How many people in Minneapolis even know what “indigenous” means?

They’ll probably riot because they think it means lazy.


23 posted on 04/26/2014 7:46:18 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: massmike
Others are taking this too seriously. I think it's hilarious. "Indigenous People's Day"? You just can't make this stuff up. Do you really think anybody other than a few nutcase liberals are going to take this seriously?

I say let them continue to rename all the holidays and sports teams to their heart's delight and just ignore - or ridicule - them. The rest of us can continue to call them what we want.

24 posted on 04/26/2014 7:46:49 AM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: massmike

Why would indigenous people celebrate Columbus’s birthday? Make it a day of mourning. Hey....I’m just trying to draw logical conclusions from this nonsense.


25 posted on 04/26/2014 7:47:17 AM PDT by grania
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To: massmike

Back when Columbus was regarded as a hero and great explorer, Malcolm X said that Columbus was a black guy.

I think the libtard protestors should head into the ‘hood to protest the genocidal black Columbus.


26 posted on 04/26/2014 7:47:27 AM PDT by Kurt Longjohn
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To: massmike

How about National Casino and High Stakes Bingo Day.


27 posted on 04/26/2014 7:50:31 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys-Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat-But they know what's best for you.)
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To: grania

It brought them about 1000 years into the future. Not by the most elegant of means though, but it was going to happen one way or the other.


28 posted on 04/26/2014 7:51:17 AM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: massmike
Colonel Crawford tortured and burnt. Don't think twice. It's just another day in Paradise.

According to the description I have, it was worse than the picture shows. He was tied like this, then muskets without balls were discharged into his skin to allow the powder to burn him, then they rushed forward and cut off his ears, the fires around were lit so he would not burn quick but slowly roast. The next morning there was nothing but ashes and a few bones left.

29 posted on 04/26/2014 7:52:31 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: massmike

Oh Good Gawd.

I am mostly “Indigenous” and I think this is STOOPID!

Also, I think the term “Indigenous” is STOOPID as well. I am an AMERICAN.


30 posted on 04/26/2014 7:53:53 AM PDT by left that other site (You shall know the Truth, and The Truth Shall Set You Free.)
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To: TangoLimaSierra; mickie; pax_et_bonum; Maine Mariner; flaglady47; Chigirl 26
"Notice how the Left is trying (and succeeding at some) to change the names of all our holidays."

Remember how the U.N. through its agency UNESCO tried to usurp Halloween?

Kids across the nation were urged to carry square UNESCO boxes door-to-door on their trick or treat forays to collect money for this anti-Israel globalist agency.

The ploy petered out, but the Left never rests. What holiday and what American tradition will be the next target they will try to hi-jack or destroy? We know Easter is on the top of their list right now.

Leni

31 posted on 04/26/2014 7:57:27 AM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: TangoLimaSierra; mickie; pax_et_bonum; Maine Mariner; flaglady47; Chigirl 26
"Notice how the Left is trying (and succeeding at some) to change the names of all our holidays."

Remember how the U.N. through its agency UNESCO tried to usurp Halloween?

Kids across the nation were urged to carry square UNESCO boxes door-to-door on their trick or treat forays to collect money for this anti-Israel globalist agency.

The ploy petered out, but the Left never rests. What holiday and what American tradition will be the next target they will try to hi-jack or destroy? We know Easter is on the top of their list right now.

Leni

32 posted on 04/26/2014 7:57:30 AM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: massmike

So, they are bending over backwards to prove how liberal they are?

They have to target Thanksgiving also, because liberals believe that day is also a sore spot with American Indians.

Probably all holidays except Martin Luther King’s birthday, according to liberal criteria, will have to be done away with or re-named, with a different focus for what the day represents.


33 posted on 04/26/2014 8:00:48 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (Im)
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To: Fresh Wind

Minneapolis is lost!


34 posted on 04/26/2014 8:03:41 AM PDT by BobNative
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To: massmike
The Minneapolis City Council can call it Martian Lesbian Dwarf Lawn Bowling Day for all I care.

It's Columbus Day.

And "indigenous people?" You lost.

35 posted on 04/26/2014 8:06:18 AM PDT by IronJack
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To: massmike

I’m waiting to see which holiday now gets re-branded as “Androgynous Persons Day” ....


36 posted on 04/26/2014 8:07:45 AM PDT by mikrofon (HolyDay, Batman...)
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To: massmike

In Hawaii, it is “Discoverer’s Day”. They reenact the first barbecue with James Cook as the guest of honor.


37 posted on 04/26/2014 8:08:19 AM PDT by Chuckster (The longer I live the less I care about what you think.)
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To: massmike

As a general once said: “You can’t fix stupid”.


38 posted on 04/26/2014 8:48:13 AM PDT by anoldafvet (If you think the government is capable of taking care of you, just look at the indian tribes)
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To: massmike

Maybe they should have changed it to Lief Ericson Day considering the ethnic heritage of a lot of Minnesotans.


39 posted on 04/26/2014 9:19:05 AM PDT by wildbill
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40 posted on 04/26/2014 9:20:02 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: massmike

What fools. Yet another state to avoid.


41 posted on 04/26/2014 9:23:45 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: massmike

The background to this notion is the genocide supposedly committed against the native inhabitants of the Americas.

And indeed by 1600 the native population had been reduced by in the neighborhood of 90% from what it was in 1492.

The problem with the theory that this constitutes genocide is that 90%+ of the death toll was the consequence of the merging of the Afro-Eurasian and American disease ecologies. The vast majority of those who died never saw a white guy.

The death toll would have been exactly the same had an Aztec ship sailed up the Thames and “discovered” Europe.


42 posted on 04/26/2014 9:24:14 AM PDT by Sherman Logan
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They raided other villages, killed a lot of the inhabitants, and then made many of the survivors slaves. That's what many Indian tribes did. If they're the Aztecs, they took thousands of prisoners to their elevated temples, cut their hearts out, decapitated them, and then threw the heads down the temple steps. Skinning people and dancing around in the skins was also a custom of the Aztecs.

Maybe the mayor of Minneapolis and all the council members can honor indigenous tribes by replicating these wonderful ceremonies of old.

43 posted on 04/26/2014 9:33:52 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: SamAdams76
"liberals...take this seriously"

You've never been to Minneapolis I take it. I live in Wisconsin. From your moniker I gather you live in Massachusetts. I guarantee you many Minnesota and Wisconsin libs will give east coast libs a run for their money for the title of Wackiest Libs.

44 posted on 04/26/2014 9:37:37 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: mikrofon

Shhhh....don’t give them ideas. They’re probably already thinking up a holiday to honor homosexuals. Everybody will be forced to watch the festivities and engage in the uh activities as mandated by our lib masters. Don’t think they wouldn’t want that to happen.


45 posted on 04/26/2014 9:43:44 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: Sherman Logan

Actually, as you probably know, many Europeans during the middle ages were killed by mostly the same methods. A number of historians believe the various plagues like the Black Death and bubonic plagues that killed millions of Europeans were brought in from the east or other places outside Europe.


46 posted on 04/26/2014 9:47:30 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: MinuteGal
I think that was UNICEF, not UNESCO, that tried to usurp Hallowe'en.

Mexicans call Columbus Day "Dia de la Raza." Most (not all) Mexicans have indigenous (pre-Columbus) ancestry but I don't think the rationale is quite the same as with "Indigenous People's Day."

Maybe they should just wait until Jesse Jacskon dies and they can rename Columbus Day after him (Jackson's birthday is October 8).

47 posted on 04/26/2014 11:23:46 AM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: Verginius Rufus
You're right...it was UNICEF, not UNESCO that tried to hijack Halloween and to latch on to the labors of the trick-or-treating American crumb-crunchers. Many thanks for correcting my error.

I just love the catchy word "indigenous" as in "Indigenous People's Day", don't you? Most people can't pronounce it, or spell it, let alone know what it means.

Real geniuses in the Land of Sky Blue Waters....and more evidence that liberalism is a mental disease.

Leni

48 posted on 04/26/2014 12:27:07 PM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: massmike

Hopefully Miami won’t follow suit.

I’d hate sail in the Indigenous Peoples Day Regatta.


49 posted on 04/26/2014 1:20:06 PM PDT by Vinnie
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To: driftless2

Actually, the Afro-Eurasian disease environment had evolved over thousands of years, with the epidemic diseases mostly evolving from diseases of domestic animals.

These diseases appeared at intervals of centuries, wiping out significant percentages of the population each time. Most of these epidemics are not recorded.

The relevant point is that the Spanish (and everybody else in the Old World) was descended from the survivors of those epidemics, and had acquired considerable immunity as a result.

When the disease ecologies of the two hemispheres merged, the native Americans were within a decade or two exposed to all the pathogens people of the old world had 10,000 years to adapt to. IOW, the Spanish were more highly evolved than the Indians, in their resistance to disease.

It is probable, though debated, that syphilis evolved in America and made the voyage the other way.


50 posted on 04/26/2014 6:04:16 PM PDT by Sherman Logan
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