Cities switch honor from Columbus to Indigenous Peoples
Last updated 11/16/2017 at 10:17am
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 Amer...