MISSOULA, Mont. - As it stands, Columbus Day remains a legal holiday in Montana, however, one Missoula lawmaker is looking to shine some light on Indigenous Peoples‘ Day.
On Monday, Democratic Senator Shane Morigeau hosted a rally at the Missoula County Courthouse to draw support and attention to Senate Bill 146, which would strike "Columbus Day" and replace it with "Indigenous Peoples‘ Day."
"Why do we celebrate Columbus? What are we celebrating? What are we talking about when we say Columbus? We need to stop white-washing our history for the sake of a more digestible and pretty version of our reality,” Kelly said.
This article has been updated.