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Entertainment: United States: Celebration of Christopher Columbus or Indigenous Peoples, America Torn by a holiday

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Monday marked the first federal observation of the day of indigenous people

Une danse amérindienne lors des célébrations du «Indigenous Peoples' Day», le 11 octobre 2021 à Philadlephie. © Matt Rourke / AP / SIPA An Native American dance during Celebrations of the "Indigenous Peoples' Day, October 11, 2021 in Philadlephia. Polemics - Monday marked the first federal observation of the Indigenous People's Day

"Columbus Day" or "Indigenous People 'Day", you have to choose. For the first time in the United States, the second Monday of October, a federal holiday that traditionally celebrated the arrival of Christopher Columbus in America, was also observed as a day of indigenous peoples.

greeted by the Amerindians, who see in Christopher Columbus the symbol of white colonialism, the decision of the Biden administration made waves among the Conservatives, which denounce a new example "Woke" of the "Cancel Culture".

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"Colonialism and Genocide"

If the day of indigenous peoples dates back to the 1990s, Joe Biden is the first American president to recognize him at the federal level. Technically, the White House did not cancel "Colombus Day". The proclamation of Joe Biden recognizes the two holidays. States and municipalities are free to observe one, the other or both. A dozen states, including Alaska, New Mexico and Oregon, in particular, have put Christopher Columbus in the closet, and a dozen others celebrate the two holidays.

"The Navajo Nation has long been opposed to Columbus Day, which celebrates colonialism, oppression and injustice inflicted on indigenous peoples. Christopher Columbus is credited with some for having 'Discovered' America, but these lands were inhabited by many peoples with advanced crops. For generations, the indigenous communities fought to survive the colonization, assimilation, diseases and genocide, "said representatives of the semi-autonomous Native American territory.

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"Clear our story"

In recent years, the United States has undertaken a conscience review. The debate on the dark pages of American history has led to the withdrawal of many Statues of Confederate Generals . Last year, the statues of Christopher Columbus had also been withdrawn in Chicago, Boston and San Francisco, and an unbulled by protesters in Baltimore . In a speech, Donald Trump had denounced an "attempt to erase our story," qualifying Christopher Columbus of "discoverer of America" ​​.

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- Ben Shapiro (@Benshapiro) october 11, 2021

Today, WE Celebrate Christopher Columbus Armente in the Americas and the Dawn of Western Civilization in the New World. #columbusday pic.twitter.com/knwi05jzrv

- Senator Doug Mastriano (@senmastriano) October 11, 2021

Monday, the ben Shapiro polemiste praised a "national hero". "Today is Columbus Day, no one can rewrite the story," said Senator of Tennessee, Marsha Blackburn. Lou Barletta, a Republican candidate at the post of Governor of Pennsylvania, finally, denounced "an attempt to erase our Italian history", conclusive: "I refuse to give in front to the Woke pack of the Cancel Culture. »

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The discovery of the unmarked burial sites has forced a national reckoning over the horrors of the residential school system and the government's treatment of Indigenous people. And while the work towards reconciliation is far from over, there are growing questions about when to raise the flags, when they should be lowered once more, and how best to mark the loss of Indigenous children forced to attend the schools in a longer-term, ongoing way.

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