Columbus/Indigenous Peoples’ Day 2022

Columbus/Indigenous Peoples’ Day 2022: Alabama adds 2 other holidays today

President Franklin D. Roosevelt first declared Columbus Day as a national holiday in 1937

honoring the 1492 arrival of Italian explorer Christopher Columbus in the Americas

however, the role Columbus played in the New World became more controversial and, in 2021

 President Joe Biden declared the second Monday in October 

 the traditional day of Columbus Day – would also be known as Indigenous Peoples’ Day.

 the traditional day of Columbus Day – would also be known as Indigenous Peoples’ Day.

“Since time immemorial, American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians have built vibrant and diverse cultures — safeguarding land

“Since time immemorial, American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians have built vibrant and diverse cultures — safeguarding land

On Indigenous Peoples’ Day, our Nation celebrates the invaluable contributions and resilience of Indigenous peoples

recognizes their inherent sovereignty, and commits to honoring the Federal Government’s trust and treaty obligations to Tribal Nations,” the White House said in a statement.

 In Alabama, the day is also American Indian Heritage Day and Fraternal Day