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Seattle Changes Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples’ Day

October 9, 2014

You cannot discover a land if a people are already living there. That is why Christopher Columbus did not "Discover America" . He got lost and landed in the Americas.


Seattle is the second major U.S. city after Minneapolis to mark Indigenous Peoples' Day on the second Monday in October, the same day as Columbus Day.


The Seattle City Council on Monday unanimously approved the re-designation, which acknowledges that Native Americans were living in North America well before Christopher Columbus “discovered America” in the 15th century.


The change will take effect for the upcoming October 13 holiday, the city council said.

"Nobody discovered Seattle, Washington," Quinault Nation President Fawn Sharp told the council. "This action will allow us to bring into future and present a day honoring our rich history." 












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