Harlem Replaces Columbus Day With Indigenous Peoples Day

By Associated Press, Wire Service ContentOct. 7, 2019, at 12:15 p.m. BILLINGS, MONT. (AP) — Harlem’s city council has voted to replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples Day. The Billings Gazette reports Harlem passed a resolution on Sept. 9 to join Missoula, Bozeman and Helena as Montana cities that have changed the name of the federal holiday that willContinue reading “Harlem Replaces Columbus Day With Indigenous Peoples Day”

Helena Celebrates 1st Official Indigenous Peoples Day

By: John RileyPosted at 5:07 PM, Oct 14, 2019 and last updated 9:47 PM, Oct 14, 2019 The second Monday of October is the federally recognized holiday of Columbus Day. However, this year marks the first official Indigenous Peoples Day in Helena. People gathered at the steps of the City-County Building for the occasion and to show their supportContinue reading “Helena Celebrates 1st Official Indigenous Peoples Day”

Bullock Columbus Day statement urges residents to honor Indigenous people

Phil Drake Great Falls Tribune Oct. 14, 2019 HELENA – Gov. Steve Bullock released a statement on Monday’s Columbus Day holiday encouraging Montanans to honor the contributions indigenous people have made to the state. “Today, we celebrate and respect both the historical and current contributions indigenous people have made to the state of Montana,” Bullock stated.Continue reading “Bullock Columbus Day statement urges residents to honor Indigenous people”

MSU recognizes Indigenous Peoples’ Day

By Gail Schontzler Chronicle Staff Writer Apr 7, 2016 Montana State University leaders voted Wednesday to recognize Indigenous Peoples’ Day, joining a growing number of universities replacing Columbus Day with a day honoring American Indians and native people around the world. After the near-unanimous voice vote by 30 campus leaders on the University Council, theContinue reading “MSU recognizes Indigenous Peoples’ Day”

We’re starting a 501c3!

The team at Indigenous Peoples Day Montana is excited to announce that we are forming a 501c3 in order to support our work promoting Indigenous Peoples Day around the state. “As the mayor of Bozeman, I proclaim that the city of Bozeman supports the contributions of American Indians to our community, economy and rich cultureContinue reading “We’re starting a 501c3!”