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Rosita Worl

In St. Paul, Minnesota, leaders from the American Indian Movement of the Twin-Cities orchestrated and helped in the toppling of a Christopher Columbus statue on the state capitol grounds.

Videos of the event went viral, and helped initiate a conversation about what statues of Confederate war figures, as well as Columbus and others mean today.

In Alaska, the names of settlers and explorers can be found everywhere -- roads, cities and buildings and statues. All reminders of Alaska’s colonization and the impact it has had on the Indigenous population.