How does it make you feel that “Columbus Day” is now known as “Indigenous Peoples’ Day?

Malaika Khan, sophomore. I refer to October 11th as Indigenous Peoples’ day, but sometimes I refer to it as Columbus day due to the fact that that’s what we were taught growing up. Elementary and Middle schools would teach students about Christopher Columbus and the positive impact he has caused on the land we live on. Schools never teach students about the negative impacts, though. He and his men would rape, torture, and started a genocide of Indigenous people and demolished their tribes. Today, only 2.09% of the population is Native American due to their actions. I believe someone who stole land and tortured the people living on it shouldn’t be commemorated. Instead, the people who were victims of his acts should be honoured and remembered on this day.