Cities switch honor from Columbus to Indigenous Peoples


Last updated 11/16/2017 at 10:17am

An increasing numbers of cities and states are honoring Native Americans on what has been a day honoring Christopher Columbus.

KANSAS CITY-On October 9, Kansas City, Mo., officially declared the day as Indigenous Peoples Day, joining a growing list of more than 50 U.S. cities shucking the celebrations of Christopher Columbus in favor of recognizing the indigenous people of North America.

The city council adopted legislation to officially declare Oct. 9 as Indigenous Peoples Day in Kansas City, Mo.

Resolution No. 170786 states, in part:

Christopher Columbus, a man who is known to have "discovered" the Americas, came upon land that was already inhabited by Indigenous Peoples; and

WHEREAS, Columbus' voyage to the America...

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