CONCORD, N.H. —
New Hampshire will not change the name of Columbus Day after a bill to rename it Indigenous Peoples Day didn’t make it out of committee.
A House committee voted to retain the bill Tuesday, meaning it will remain in committee until next year.
Local indigenous people said they are disappointed in the vote.
“It’s a process, but we did hear some very racist comments that are going to have to be worked out in committee,” said Paul Pouliot, of the Cowasuck Band of the Pennacook-Abenaki People.
Some opponents of the name change said it would be an affront to Italian-Americans.