San Francisco Joins List of Cities to Change Columbus to Indigenous Peoples Day!

Posted By Toyacoyah Brown January 30th, 2018 Blog

The movement keeps chugging along with yet another major city changing Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples Day.

From the SF Gate:

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to remove Christopher Columbus’ name from his commemorative day in October, and instead honor the indigenous people living in California long before it was discovered by European explorers.

The second Monday in October will now be known as Indigenous Peoples Day.

The 10-1 vote on the resolution sponsored by Supervisor Malia Cohen elicited cheers and jeers in the board chambers. It came after the board rejected Aaron Peskin’s request that it be postponed.

Congratulations to everyone that worked hard on getting a vote on this issue!

And a quick shoutout to my hometown of Lawton, Oklahoma who also made the switch to Indigenous Peoples Day.

About Toyacoyah Brown

Toyacoyah Brown is an enrolled member of the Comanche Nation, currently living in Chicago. She received her B.A. in Journalism from the University of Oklahoma and an M.A. in Media Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. When she's not scouring the Internet for fun things to share with readers you can find her digging for vinyl in her local record store or curling up with a good book.

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