LA City Council Considers Replacing Columbus Day

Jun 15, 2017 1223

A Los Angeles City Council committee will continue Wednesday night to explore a controversial proposal to replace Columbus Day with what would be called Indigenous Peoples Day. The meeting, a rare council evening event set to begin at 6 p.m., will be a continuation of the Elections, Intergovernmental Relations and Neighborhoods Committee discussion on the topic, which last addressed the issue in December.

“The City Council has the opportunity to eliminate any mention of Columbus Day in the administrative code and to join the growing movement across the nation declaring the second Monday in October as Indigenous Peoples Day in the city of Los Angeles,” said Councilman Mitch O’Farrell, who introduced the motion to establish Indigenous Peoples Day in 2016. He is a member of the Wyandotte Native American tribe.

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