Last Monday was a national holiday. Banks and post offices were closed, and some schools. Until recently, the reason for the day off for some was only called Columbus Day.
Last year, the city of Seattle changed the name of this holiday to Indigenous Peoples’ Day.
Why do you think this change was made in Washington as well as California and Minnesota? Do you think other states will make this change in the future?
Here is a link to a news story for young people about Indigenous Peoples’ Day. It might help you form some opinions or ask more questions. We'd love to hear what you think!