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Christopher Columbus
Christopher Columbus

For Indigenous rights activists in Colorado, coronavirus brought momentum and pushback

Like its viral predecessors, the novel coronavirus has torn through Indigenous communities with particular vehemence. For many of them, this year has brought new urgency to old protests.


A cartoonish Native American towering over Durango has divided the city. Should “the chief” stay or go?

The fate of the sign should be determined by “enlightened dialogue and not through mob rule,” says Ben Nighthorse Campbell, who wrote federal law protecting some monuments.


Nicolais: Protesters should topple legacies, not statues

Colorado protesters tearing down civic statues do more harm than good to the worthy causes they support

Opinion Columns

Denver “proactively” removes Kit Carson statue from downtown monument ahead of protests

American Indian Movement leaders say Kit Carson “was as bad and as evil as any Confederate general”

Politics and Government

Statue honoring Christopher Columbus rolled off its pedestal in Denver’s Civic Center

Toppling of art work placed in 1970 to honor Colorado for being first state to observe Columbus Day as a holiday came as similar memorials have come down or been defaced in other states.

Politics and Government