Monday, October 8, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving, Eh?

It’s a federal holiday here in the states — Columbus Day — although schools are in session and it’s a regular workday for me.

Some people — notably Native Americans and the descendants of other indigenous races — aren’t too wild about celebrating the life and arrival of Christopher Columbus in the west, seeing him and his forces as harbingers of colonialism and disease.

In Canada, it’s Thanksgiving Day.