Happy Native Americans’ Day

Happy Native Americans' Day

On October 12, 2015, the Federal Office of Management and Budget observes the invasion of the Americas by Christophorus Columbus (aka Christoffa Corombo, Cristoforo Colombo, Cristóvão Colombo, Christovam Colom, and Cristóbal Colón), a Genoese private contractor working for the government of Castile. Federal employees have Monday off. Even at the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Of course, senators and congressmen have every Monday off. Every Friday, too.

God Bless America.

Note: Monday, October 12, 2015 is Native American Day in South Dakota. That’s when Minneapolis, Portland and Seattle celebrate Indigenous People’s Day.

More:

“More cities are recognizing Native Americans on Columbus Day,” Mary Hudetz, Associated Press

“Challenging Columbus Day,” Ellen C. Caldwell, JSTOR Daily

“Celebrating Columbus II: For the Love of Larceny,” Steve Russell, Indian Country Today Media Network

“4 Reasons Why Columbus Day is the Worst Holiday,” Jason Mankey, Patheos

“1493: An Uncommon History of How Columbus Changed the World,” Maria Popova, Brain Pickings

“Columbus Day 2012: Hero, Villain or Both?” Calvin Lawrence, Jr., ABC News

“9 reasons Christopher Columbus was a murderer, tyrant, and scoundrel,” Dylan Matthews, Vox

“Why is Columbus Day still a U.S. federal holiday?” Valerie Strauss, Washington Post

“How Columbus Day Fell Victim to Its Own Success,” Yoni Appelbaum, The Atlantic

“Time to Abolish Columbus Day,” Bill Bigelow, Huffington Post

“Working on Columbus Day? It depends on where you live,” Drew Silver, Pew Research Center

“Why you should celebrate Canadian Thanksgiving instead of Columbus Day,” Max Fisher, Vox


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