Thoughts on Indigenous Peoples Day

I want to add my voice to those who support Indigenous Peoples Day because it will provide us — all of us, including our children and grandchildren — the opportunity to educate ourselves about a more accurate history of what happened to the Native Americans when Europeans first arrived and very quickly expanded across the […]

Why focus on Indigenous Peoples Day

“Out of all the things World of Wellesley could be focusing on, why support a citizen’s petition to rename Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples Day in Wellesley?” I’ve been asked this question more than once over the past nine months. The most meaningful and important answer is because Indigenous People have been calling for an […]

Why Columbus Day should be called Indigenous Peoples Day

I am a seventh grader at Wellesley Middle School. Wellesley should not celebrate Columbus Day, but instead Indigenous Peoples’ Day. Millions of people were already living in North America in 1492, and Columbus never set foot on our land. In fact, Oct. 12 marks the day of his arrival in the Bahamas. He did reach […]