New Rockford Transcript - Official Newspaper of Eddy County since 1883

Why I observe Indigenous Peoples Day on Oct. 12


October 12, 2020

Growing up, I always had October 12 off from school in honor of Columbus Day. I remember because it offered a school free day just in time to appreciate the feeling of autumn. It had no other real meaning to me than that. Still, I was taking part in an annual celebration of colonization— even in 1992, when my class held a party honoring the 500 years that had passed since “Columbus sailed t...

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