October 15, 2020 | News | No Comments
The Minneapolis City Council voted Friday to recognize Columbus Day as “Indigenous Peoples Day” after years of organizing by indigenous activists.
Hundreds of Native Americans filled the Minneapolis City Hall for Friday’s vote, Native News Online reports.
“City of Minneapolis recognizes the annexation of Dakota homelands for the building of our city, and knows Indigenous nations have lived upon this land since time immemorial and values the progress our society has accomplished through American Indian technology, thought, and culture,” reads the resolution.
The resolution does not do away with Columbus Day, but instead adds Indigenous Peoples Day as an official holiday. However, all official city communications will say “Indigenous Peoples Day,” not “Columbus Day.”
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