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Rep. Joe Salazar Plans Effort to Rename Columbus Day in Colorado

Posted: October 12, 2015 at 4:38 pm by , in Breaking News, Featured, Morning Magazine

It is Columbus Day today, but for many years, Native American Activists in Colorado have been protesting what they call the celebration of genocide against native people.

There is a protest happening in Pueblo Colorado today, one of the people participating will be Representative Joe Salazar, a Democrat from Thornton, who is part of the growing chorus of people calling for Columbus Day to be renamed to Indigenous People Day, Native American Day or Dia de la Raza.

Representative Salazar is planning on introducing legislation to rename Columbus Day in the next legislative session.