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Columbus Day renamed 'Indigenous Peoples Day' in Minneapolis
AOL.com ^ | 28 April 2014

Posted on 04/30/2014 6:32:34 PM PDT by 11th_VA

Christopher Columbus might have sailed the ocean blue in 1492, but he will no longer have a holiday in his name in Minneapolis. "The Minneapolis City Council voted to, as some would say, set the record straight.

Their unanimous vote renames Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples Day." A Minneapolis state representative says the new name is an effort to honor Native American culture.

"This would be a day to celebrate our survival as a culturally distinct people despite 500 years of disease, warfare, massacre, displacement and forced assimilation." This change got a lot of people fired up on social media, though.

One Facebook user wrote: "No, Minneapolis. It's still Columbus day and I will now celebrate it just out of spite."...

"Minneapolis is not the only city to make a move like this. Berkeley did it in the early '90s, and other cities have done it as well. Four states do not recognize Columbus Day, including South Dakota." Supporters hope Minnesota will join Hawaii, Alaska, Oregon and South Dakota in not recognizing Columbus Day.

(Excerpt) Read more at aol.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: columbus

1 posted on 04/30/2014 6:32:34 PM PDT by 11th_VA
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To: 11th_VA

Is this from The Onion?


2 posted on 04/30/2014 6:34:36 PM PDT by Veggie Todd (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. TJ)
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To: 11th_VA

When I read things like ‘Indigenous Peoples Day’ I heave that little chunky piece of vomit that gets stuck in my throat. I think it’s called progressive.


3 posted on 04/30/2014 6:36:00 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Veggie Todd

ughhhhh - no, its real ...


4 posted on 04/30/2014 6:36:12 PM PDT by 11th_VA (Decriminalize Tax Evasion)
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To: 11th_VA
Indigenous Peoples Day

Kind of grabs you, doesn't it?

5 posted on 04/30/2014 6:36:20 PM PDT by stevem
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To: 11th_VA

There aren’t a lot of Italians in Minneapolis, I guess.


6 posted on 04/30/2014 6:37:13 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: 11th_VA

Need...more...duct...tape...


7 posted on 04/30/2014 6:37:29 PM PDT by VRW Conspirator ( 2+2 = V)
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To: 11th_VA

How how do you celebrate Indigenous People? What did they accomplish?


8 posted on 04/30/2014 6:37:33 PM PDT by Vision (Living in beauty)
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To: 11th_VA

We are so close to bolting from this state.... *groan*
This isn’t the nail in the coffin, because it’s only Minneapolis.


9 posted on 04/30/2014 6:39:02 PM PDT by Thorliveshere (Minnesota Survivor)
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To: Thorliveshere

Yeah - you betcha !


10 posted on 04/30/2014 6:40:00 PM PDT by 11th_VA (Decriminalize Tax Evasion)
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To: 11th_VA

Meanwhile, back at the ranch. The cattle rustling, Hopalong Harry Reid is out there attacking the Redskins. “Progressive” my eye! We’ve gone back to the 1800s.


11 posted on 04/30/2014 6:40:07 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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To: 11th_VA

If all these guilt-ridden white leftists in Minnesota really wanted to do something meaningful, they’d just go back to the European nations their ancestors came from.

But like all leftists, they don’t want to do anything really meaningful when hypocritical and meaningless gestures make them feel so good.


12 posted on 04/30/2014 6:41:16 PM PDT by Will88
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To: FlingWingFlyer

That is rich !!! LOL !!!


13 posted on 04/30/2014 6:41:34 PM PDT by 11th_VA (Decriminalize Tax Evasion)
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To: 11th_VA

Political correctness runs amok once again. It is getting hard to recognize the USA.


14 posted on 04/30/2014 6:42:54 PM PDT by Sasparilla
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To: 11th_VA

Won’t this celebration of native born citizens be seen as ‘anti immigrant?’


15 posted on 04/30/2014 6:43:13 PM PDT by posterchild
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To: 11th_VA
"This would be a day to celebrate our survival as a culturally distinct people despite 500 years of disease, warfare, massacre, displacement and forced assimilation."

Don't sell yourselves short. You also survived for thousands of years with the bow and drill as the pinnacle of your technological developments.

16 posted on 04/30/2014 6:46:13 PM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: 11th_VA
"Columbus Day renamed 'Indigenous Peoples Day' in Minneapolis" by white liberals
17 posted on 04/30/2014 6:47:21 PM PDT by UnwashedPeasant
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To: FlingWingFlyer
theres a price for acting like a cattle rustler...


18 posted on 04/30/2014 6:49:25 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: TigersEye

ROFLMAO !!!


19 posted on 04/30/2014 6:50:00 PM PDT by 11th_VA (Decriminalize Tax Evasion)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Heh heh heh. That’s the varmint. Yosemite Sam’s evil twin.


20 posted on 04/30/2014 6:51:31 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

d lost the URL...the adress where Id stored the image initially....and found at aleast one denizen of the vast internet had copied and saved it elsewhere.

I love it when an idea grows legs I have to admit!


21 posted on 04/30/2014 6:53:36 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: 11th_VA

I am okay with celebrating indigenous peoples. I have a few drops of indigenous blood myself. I am not okay with self-loathing Americans. Doing away with Columbus Day is just a slam against Americans of European descent and the planting of Western civilization here. I will own up to the troubles that caused for the natives here. I will not accept the implication that America is one big, long crime of the white man. Can we have an indigenous peoples day and a Columbus Day, or would that be too honest for leftist fascists?


22 posted on 04/30/2014 6:55:02 PM PDT by Southside_Chicago_Republican (If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.)
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To: 11th_VA

That should be displaced by the Hopewell People Day.


23 posted on 04/30/2014 6:55:20 PM PDT by Proud2BeRight
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To: Southside_Chicago_Republican
Can we have an indigenous peoples day and a Columbus Day, or would that be too honest for leftist fascists?

That's why I posted the Lone Ranger Cartoon - it's nearly 50 years old, from Mad Magazine. Back then it was a joke, today, totally different meaning ...

24 posted on 04/30/2014 7:00:28 PM PDT by 11th_VA (Decriminalize Tax Evasion)
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To: 11th_VA
I prefer to celebrate "Joyful Brutal Oppression and Happy Conquering Genocide of Native People" day.

It's my favorite holiday.

25 posted on 04/30/2014 7:03:27 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: 11th_VA

Ah yes! Those wonderful Indigenous peoples who lived in a paradise before the evil white man came.

http://www.dickshovel.com/scalp.html

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2007/07/070712-chaco-massacre.html


26 posted on 04/30/2014 7:04:29 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: Southside_Chicago_Republican
I am okay with celebrating indigenous peoples. I have a few drops of indigenous blood myself. I am not okay with self-loathing Americans. Doing away with Columbus Day is just a slam against Americans of European descent and the planting of Western civilization here. I will own up to the troubles that caused for the natives here. I will not accept the implication that America is one big, long crime of the white man. Can we have an indigenous peoples day and a Columbus Day, or would that be too honest for leftist fascists?

I'd just like to give them back the country so we could re-conquer and re-oppress them all over again.

You think the LAST Trail of Tears was rough. Wait till you see what *I* got planned.

27 posted on 04/30/2014 7:05:16 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: 11th_VA

Hey, don’t laugh! I love those survival shows. ;^)


28 posted on 04/30/2014 7:14:50 PM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: 11th_VA

As long as it is still a day off. I don’t care.


29 posted on 04/30/2014 7:19:13 PM PDT by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: 11th_VA
"This would be a day to celebrate our survival as a culturally distinct people despite 500 years of disease, warfare, massacre, displacement and forced assimilation.

That is the history of all peoples throughout the world.

30 posted on 04/30/2014 7:24:38 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: 11th_VA
I've never cared for parades, but I would be willing to fly to Minneapolis to attend a rousing Columbus Day Parade.

Who wants the government involved anyhow? Let the good patriots up there find a way to make this day a spectacular celebration.
31 posted on 04/30/2014 7:27:48 PM PDT by jobim (.)
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To: 11th_VA

I was in Newark,N.J. in 1940. Am I an indigenous people?


32 posted on 04/30/2014 7:29:23 PM PDT by certrtwngnut (')
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To: Lazamataz

Reconquer us from the self-loathers who have political power and that might do the trick right there.


33 posted on 04/30/2014 7:36:38 PM PDT by Southside_Chicago_Republican (If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.)
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To: certrtwngnut
I was in Newark,N.J. in 1940. Am I an indigenous people?

I believe Newark was officially uninvited from the Union somewhere around 1934.

34 posted on 04/30/2014 9:32:21 PM PDT by Dr.Deth
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To: Will88

Yes! The hypocrites should give their homes, jobs, savings to Native Americans in atonement and return to whence their forefathers came. Except now they will be illegal immigrants to their ancestral country!


35 posted on 04/30/2014 9:55:40 PM PDT by informavoracious (Open your eyes, people!)
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To: Vision
How how do you celebrate Indigenous People? What did they accomplish?

Indigenous people are overrated. That's what I hear when the locals in England complain about the influx of Africans, muslims, and Eastern Europeans who don't assimilate.

36 posted on 05/01/2014 5:58:02 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: 11th_VA

Riiiight...yeah, we all talk like characters from “Fargo.”


37 posted on 05/01/2014 9:37:14 AM PDT by Thorliveshere (Minnesota Survivor)
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