In March of 2019, the Indigenous New Hampshire Collaborative Collective helped to host an open forum at University of New Hampshire addressing the potential of changing Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples’ Day at UNH and on a larger scale. Listen to Episode 5 of our Indigenous NH 101 Podcast to hear what panelists had to say about this change.
Note: After the forum, the Student Affairs Committee at UNH proposed a motion on Indigenous People’s Day, reading “We propose that Columbus Day be renamed Indigenous Peoples’ Day on the UNH Calendar and that it be observed on the second Monday in October. This would start in Fall 2019. Recognition of IP Day does not require classes to be canceled.”
Please find the full audio for the forum here: