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Northwestern University and Evanston's Only Daily News Source Since 1881

The Daily Northwestern

Northwestern University and Evanston's Only Daily News Source Since 1881

The Daily Northwestern


Colorful clothing hangs on a rack in the entry area of the Mitchell Museum of the American Indian during its Monday Indigenous Peoples’ Day event.

‘Showing a mirror’: Indigenous Peoples’ Day celebration at Mitchell Museum sparks reflection

October 9, 2023

Kathleen and Jason Hardy (Medill ‘95) stood beside a touch table at the Mitchell Museum of the American Indian, watching their 10-year-old daughter Aislyn play with replicas of artifacts from the Cherokee...

Man with long hair holds a wooden flute in a park.

Chicago activists push to replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples’ Day

October 10, 2022

Around 60 community members, activists and volunteers convened at Pottawattomie Park in Rogers Park on Monday to voice support for the renaming of Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples’ Day in Chicago and...

A young woman in a handmade dress dances as two men beat hand drums and a woman in white sings. In the background is a crowd, including a child on top of his father’s shoulders.

Chicago’s Indigenous community, politicians rally for recognition of Indigenous Peoples’ Day

October 12, 2021

Drum beats and incantations rang out Monday morning in Pottawattomie Park while Marissa Garcia, a member of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, performed a healing dance called a “jingle dance”...

Evanston to replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples’ Day

April 28, 2016

Evanston plans to replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples’ Day, joining other cities around the country that have made the change. In making the decision, city officials worked with the Mitchell...

Lakshmi: On the ills of Columbus Day

October 15, 2015

There are only two specific people for whom the United States recognizes holidays: Martin Luther King, Jr. and Christopher Columbus. And there is a radical difference between a man who fought for the rights...

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