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Opinion: Moving beyond the legacy of Columbus (October 12, 2007)

"Every year when Columbus Day rolls around I ponder its existence and meaning. I used to take great offense at its observance in the American calendar. Yet over the past few years, and especially after Monday's event "The Legacy of...


Haskell students march against Columbus Day (October 9, 2007)

Students at Haskell Indian Nations University in Kansas held their second annual protest against Columbus Day on Monday. Chanting “We will never go away, this is Indigenous Peoples Day” and “Fight imperialism, fight genocide, no more Columbus Day," the...


Hundreds protest Columbus Day parade in Denver (October 8, 2007)

An estimated 500 people protested the annual Columbus Day parade in Denver, Colorado, on Saturday. American Indian Movement activist Russell Means and 83 others were arrested for blocking the route. Protesters called for an end the parade, which they...


Bad Eagle: Columbus one of greatest men in history (October 8, 2007)

"Great men often suffer greatly. And where there is greatness, there is great error. Columbus was no exception, by all accounts. I consider Columbus one of the greatest men who ever lived, certainly since the time of Christ. I would...


Opinion: Why Natives must reject Columbus Day (October 5, 2007)

"In Colorado, we know something about Columbus Day. We have been working for the past 18 years to dismantle this anti-Indian celebration. Columbus Day was born in Colorado in 1907, the first state to designate the holiday. Over the past...


Column: AIM outdoes itself on Columbus Day again (October 3, 2007)

"Each year, it seems, the American Indian Movement outdoes itself in its reaction to the Denver Columbus Day Parade. This year, so far, has been no exception. In a series of brazen announcements, AIM and its twin organization, the Transform...


Tim Giago: The origins of Native American Day (October 1, 2007)

When Columbus Day comes around each year there is consternation in the Native American community across America. Columbus Day parades, particularly the one held in Denver, CO., are disrupted by militant American Indians. On some Indian reservations black armbands are...


Editorial: Another Columbus Day parade upon us (October 1, 2007)

"In many cities, such as New York and Philadelphia, the annual Columbus Day parade is cause for celebration. Unfortunately, in Colorado, the birthplace of the Columbus Day holiday, it has been marred for years by protests, tensions and verbal sparring....


AIM protests lack of action to repeal Columbus Day (May 9, 2007)

The American Indian Movement of Colorado held a protest at the state Capitol on Tuesday to protest Democratic leaders for failing to act on legislation to repeal Columbus Day. Glenn Morris said AIM was working with Sen. Suzanne Williams,...


Opinion: Time to end Columbus Day in Colorado (April 11, 2007)

"One hundred years ago this month, Colorado Gov. Henry Buchtel signed Columbus Day into law, making Colorado the first state in the country with such an annual holiday. This 100th anniversary provides an excellent opportunity for the people of Colorado,...