"Indigenous Peoples' Day?" Oh, ferchrissake.
1) This goes from changing the name of the holiday to changing the holiday itself. What are we supposed to celebrate now, if not an incompetent sailor's navigational blunder? Tribal warfare and Sun worship?
2) Who exactly is "indigenous" in this context? Native Americans? Mexicans? Aztecs? Paleo-Indians (can I still even say "Indian")? Chimpanzees? Single-celled organisms in the primordial soups of ancient, boiling oceans? Or, do we just lump them all together and hope that nobody accuses it of being "racist" or "generalized?" Because it is.
3) No holiday should need seven syllables to convey its titular meaning. Flowery, eloquent language is usually a tactic used by psychopaths to disguise their intentions, or by anybody when lying. You really think that a name like that came from what's left of Native-Americans?Trust me on this, I spent the entirety of my education mastering this method with astute assiduity.
4) Regardless of your opinion on Columbus himself (or 15th century, genocide-waging, European-Christians in general): Columbus Day has been used to promote nationalism, patriotism, social-progress and citizenship. Indigenous Peoples' Day will be used to promote guilt, shame, social-neutrality and disassociation.
5) For these reasons and more, I believe we've lost our stolen country and culture to "political correctness." Again, we see a flowery, eloquent, seven-syllable way of saying "fascism."
6) All of the aforementioned is bullshit and nobody should ever read anything I write, under any circumstance. This is because I'm an unbaptized, uneducated, unregistered, heterosexual, male, Caucasian-American citizen: which is a 29-syllable way of saying "the Devil incarnate." I also don't care about, nor have any influence upon, any of this. I'm just another contrarian imbecile babbling into the abyss of cyberspace.
7) Enjoy living in The Dark Ages: Part II.