Should Detroit change Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples Day?

Oct 10, 2017 1650

BY: Syma Chowdhry

Is it time to say arrivederci to Christopher Columbus? Detroit may be the next city to abolish Columbus Day and replace it with Indigenous Peoples Day. Four large U.S. cities, including recently, Los Angeles and Salt Lake City, are joining dozens of cities and several states in renaming the federal holiday, which always falls on the second Monday of October.

Detroit City Councilwoman Raquel Castañeda-López will introduce a resolution at Tuesday’s council meeting to change Columbus Day in Detroit to Indigenous Peoples Day. The resolution also supports the removal of the Columbus bust in Detroit, near the Coleman A. Young Municipal Center.

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