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Columbus Day Replaced With Indigenous Peoples Day

A growing number of cities are replacing Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples Day, also known as Native Americans Day.

The city of Austin Texas became the latest city to approve the change and recognize the second Monday of every October as Indigenous Peoples Day. Austin is just the latest city to join the movement. The city of Burbank, Ca, Bangor, Main and Los Angeles among others have all ready made the switch.

Native American groups say the holiday embraces Western colonialism and pays tribute to a man that promoted the trans-Atlantic slave trade and is responsible for the genocide of indigenous people.

The idea of Indigenous Peoples Day was first brought up in 1977 but he United Nations. It has taken a long time for this issue to finally see results and hopefully more cities will join the movement and make the change.

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