Bye Columbus! Seattle to Celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day Instead

Posted By Toyacoyah Brown September 8th, 2014 Last Updated on: September 8th, 2014

Protesters in Seattle congregated at City Hall this past Tuesday to voice their support to abolish Columbus Day and replace it with Indigenous Peoples Day. The city council postponed the vote so the Mayor and other elected officials can hold a signing ceremony next month to mark the change.




Congrats Seattle! I hope the domino effect keeps going and more cities adopt the change as well.

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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 PowWows.com readers you can find her digging for vinyl in her local record store or curling up with a good book.

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Wonderful news!I hope this concept spreads.


This is overdue! This action needs to be taken Nation Wide!

Robert Francis

Columbus Day was first celebrated in Denver, Colorado. With the Transform Columbus Day movement also starting in Denver, that town has had ample opportunity in the past couple of decades to do the right thing by also being the first American city to stop celebrating genocide. Congratulations Seattle for taking the lead in this. I hope the country follows your lead.

Drew Waepew-Awaehsaeh

GREAT for YOU Seattle and as said,we can ONLY HOPE,this action has a “Domino-effect” on the REST of this country who FAILS to see/accept the most “forgotten” Nations in this country!!! The “INDIGENOUS” nations!!!

Chet Powell

What month / day is Native American day this year? The first 2 years it changed.

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