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Los Angeles Replaces Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples Day

Los Angeles Replaces Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples Day

Posted By Toyacoyah Brown August 30th, 2017 Last Updated on: October 11th, 2018

Exciting news out of Los Angeles! On Wednesday the city council there voted to replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples Day. They join other cities across the United States like Seattle, Minneapolis, Berkeley and Santa Cruz who feel that celebrating Columbus, known for violence and cruelty against the Indigenous people he came in contact with, is uncalled for.

On Wednesday, August 30, 2017, the city council there voted to replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples Day. They join other cities across the United States like Seattle, Minneapolis, Berkeley and Santa Cruz who feel that celebrating Columbus, known for violence and cruelty against the Indigenous people he came in contact with, is uncalled for.

Many Native American and supporters were in Los Angeles to celebrate the city council's vote today. Here



Here is just one of many videos that were recorded live:

The state of California hasn't celebrated Columbus Day as a state holiday since Schwarzenegger was governor, although his elimination of the holiday was a budget-saving measure versus a moral one. Los Angeles city workers had continued to get a paid day off regardless of the state elimination.


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3 thoughts on “Los Angeles Replaces Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples Day

  1. I certainly second Ms. Bentley’s comment and position on this issue. Columbus was a useless drunk who was LOST WHEN HE LANDED ON PRESENT DAY AMERICAN SOIL. HE WAS AN IDIOT. Beyond that, the “holiday” ought to MOST CERTAINLY BE BANNED, DISCONTINUED, AND REMOVED FROM ALL CELEBRATORY MENTION NATIONWIDE.

    Thank you.
    Charles D. Elchlepp

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