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Indigenous Peoples’ Day lectures call attention to Whitman’s role as a college on stolen land

Indigenous Peoples’ Day lectures call attention to Whitman’s role as a college on stolen land

Lily Yost, News Reporter October 7, 2021

According to the United States calendar, the second Monday of October is Christopher Columbus Day and Indigenous Peoples’ Day. But in Washington State, neither holiday is recognized.  Students...

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Community activism continues around Christopher Columbus statue

Anabelle Dillard, Reporter September 30, 2021

For almost 110 years, a statue of Christopher Columbus has stood in front of the Walla Walla County Courthouse. The Columbus statue, as well as the Marcus Whitman statue on Boyer Avenue, have been topics...

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No new vandalism, even amid calls to remove Columbus and Whitman statues

Abby Malzewski, Staff Reporter October 22, 2020

This past summer saw renewed efforts to remove Walla Walla’s Christopher Columbus and Marcus Whitman statues. Breaking what has become something of a tradition, neither statue was vandalized during last...

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