City to mull Columbus Day name change

Jan 21, 2015 638

City commissioners again will consider a resolution to recognize Indigenous Peoples Day in Traverse City as opposed to the traditional Columbus Day holiday.

City Commissioner Jim Carruthers agreed last June to sponsor the resolution requested by Native American activist group Idle No More Michigan, but then pulled it from consideration before a vote was taken. Carruthers instead sent it to the city's Human Rights Commission and asked Idle No More organizers to obtain support from the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians.

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