New I. Indigenous People's Day

The National Education Association believes that the history of colonization needs to be recognized and acknowledged in every state. To do so, the Association believes that the name of the current holiday known as “Columbus Day” should be renamed and recognized as “Indigenous People’s Day” in recognition of the early indigenous peoples who were living in the United States before colonization by European settlers.

Rationale/Background

As an education association, recognizing, observing, and celebrating factual history is important to maintaining our academic integrity.