Should Indigenous Peoples’ Day replace Columbus Day?

Anna Davlantes

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – OCTOBER 11: People participate in the annual Columbus Day Parade in Manhattan after it was canceled last year due to the pandemic on October 11, 2021 in New York City. Hundreds of attendees cheered from the sidewalks as local politicians, high school bands, Italian racing cars and groups associated with Italian heritage marched up Fifth Ave. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Andre DiMino, Executive Board Member of the Italian American One Voice Coalition, joins Anna to talk about why he is not in support of President Biden becoming the first president to mark Indigenous Peoples’ Day with a presidential proclamation. Also joining Anna is Ron Onesti, president of Chicago’s Joint Civic Committee of Italian Americans, who talks about today’s Columbus Day Parade, and the status of Columbus statues in Chicago.

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