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Saint Paul City Council: Goodbye to Columbus - Welcomes in Indigenous Peoples Day


SAINT PAUL, MINNESOTA— Following the lead of Minneapolis, its Twin City, Saint Paul has decided to say goodbye to Columbus and celebrate “Indigenous Peoples Day” in its place.

This past Wednesday, August 12, 2015, the Saint Paul City Council passed a resolution saying, from now on, it will mark the second Monday in October in a way that reflects the “ongoing struggle” of indigenous people, while recognizing the contribution and history of the American Indian people.

Saint Paul joins several other cities that have decided to recognize Indigenous Peoples Day during the past year, including Minneapolis, Seattle, Grand Rapids, Minnesota and Traverse City, Michigan.


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