INDIGENOUS PEOPLES' DAY
Alexie, Pilkey books among most 'challenged' of past decade
FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2016 file photo, author and filmmaker Sherman Alexie appears at a celebration of Indigenous Peoples' Day at Seattle's City Hall. Alexie is included in a list of authors who wrote books that were among the 100 most subjected to censorship efforts over the past decade, as compiled by the American Library Association. All wrote books that were among the 100 most subjected to censorship efforts over the past decade, as compiled by the American Library Association. The association does not formally count the number of times books are actually removed from a library shelf or from a school reading list. “There are actually two lines of objections to the Anne Frank diary,” Caldwell-Stone says.
DC Council votes to replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples' Day
Yaotl Mazahua performs with the indigenous band Aztlan Underground during an event celebrating Indigenous Peoples Day. (CNN) - This Columbus Day, Washington, DC, will be celebrating Indigenous Peoples' Day for the first time. The DC Council voted Tuesday to rename Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples' Day, but the change will only last a year. Councilmember David Grosso proposed the "Indigenous Peoples' Day Emergency Declaration Act of 2019." "After 5 years, the Council has approved emergency legislation renaming Columbus Day as #IndigenousPeoplesDay," Grosso said on Twitter.