In direct opposition to a recent Rocky Mountain News article by Charlie Brennan observing the possibility that Denver's Columbus Day celebration may see "less strife" this year, Ward Churchill's puppet American Indian Movement of Colorado (CO-AIM) seems to indicate otherwise.
Excerpt from a CO-AIM press release:
Once again, on Friday, October 7th, with the All Nations/Four Directions March, and on Saturday, October 8th for the protest of the Columbus Parade, Colorado AIM and the Transform Columbus Day Alliance will join arms to resist racism in Denver, and will commit ourselves to a more positive future for our children.
...and here's a pdf of a flyer apparently distributed by CO-AIM concerning the event
(thanks to PB reader Retired Bill for alerting us to the links and story)
Update: CO-AIM's leadership council Monday presented Denver's boy-mayor with "some constructive solutions" to the annual conflict
Their letter to Mayor John Hickenlooper and to the City Council asks them for an "unequivocal declaration" that celebrations of Christopher Columbus, whom they see as responsible for launching 500 years of genocide against indigenous people, should end in Denver....and the other solutions are equally constructive.