Consumers may not find bargains on Columbus Day on Monday as this supply chain in the United States remains clogged and activists — including President Joe Biden — push Indigenous People Day to be celebrated on this day.
Biden issued a proclamation on the duplicate holiday:
On Indigenous Peoples’ Day, our Nation celebrates the invaluable contributions and resilience of Indigenous peoples, recognizes their inherent sovereignty, and commits to honoring the Federal Government’s trust and treaty obligations to Tribal Nations.
Biden also issued a Columbus Day proclaim critical of European explorers. After praising Italian Americans, Biden proclaimed:
Today, we also acknowledge the painful history of wrongs and atrocities that many European explorers inflicted on Tribal Nations and Indigenous communities. It is a measure of