City will celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day

Dec 14, 2018 485

BY: Mary Ann Kearns

Goodbye, Columbus. Maysville City Commission agreed Thursday to celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day on the second Monday of October each year, replacing what has been traditionally celebrated as Columbus Day in honor of the man once credited with being the first to “discover” the Americas.

The change came at the request of Lance Soto of the American Indian Movement Chapter of Indiana and Kentucky, a resident of Mason County and a director of the Kentucky native American Coalition. While outlining some of the misdeeds associated today with Christopher Columbus’ arrival in the New World, Soto said his people would prefer to look forward rather than dwell on the past.

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SOURCE: https://maysville-online.com/

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