CLEVELAND– A Cleveland city councilman is leading the charge to see a change in the celebration of the holiday known as Columbus Day. Councilman Basheer Jones, and some of his colleagues and supporters rallied on the steps of Cleveland City hall Monday night. They called for the recognition of Indigenous Peoples’ Day instead of Columbus […]

AKRON, Ohio — After several heated exchanges during a discussion portion of the meeting, Akron City Council voted down a resolution declaring the second Monday in October as Indigenous Peoples Day. Akron Councilman Russ Neal introduced the legislation to change the federal Columbus Day holiday to instead recognize indigenous people. Columbus Day honors Christopher Columbus, […]

AKRON, Ohio– An Akron councilman is planning to introduce legislation that would get rid of Columbus Day in the city. Councilman Russ Neal said he plans to introduce legislation this September to change the federal holiday on the second Monday of October to Indigenous People’s Day. Columbus Day honors Christopher Columbus, who landed in America […]

OBERLIN, Ohio – A controversial vote put an end to Columbus Day in Oberlin Monday night. City Council voted unanimously to instead celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day on the second Monday of October, capping a months-long debate that many agreed was about much more than a name. While Council spoke with one voice, those in attendance […]


In Minneapolis, Columbus Day Becomes Indigenous People’s Day The 13-member Minneapolis City Council unanimously voted to recognize another holiday on the same day as Columbus…