Hartford city council votes to replace Columbus holiday with Indigenous Peoples Day

Sep 29, 2021 521

BY: Rebecca Lurye

Hartford will celebrate its first Indigenous Peoples Day in place of Columbus Day next month, the city council decided Monday in a vote that may set the stage for changes to other city memorials and monuments to the controversial Italian explorer.

The Court of Common Council renamed the holiday at the recommendation of a city task force, which reported over the summer that there was widespread support among Hartford residents to spent the second Monday of October honoring native peoples rather than a colonizer who oppressed them.

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SOURCE: https://www.courant.com

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