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Fargo Native Commission aims to replace Columbus Day with 'Indigenous Peoples' Day'


FARGO – In 1492, Christopher Columbus sailed the ocean blue, as the poem goes.

Any official city recognition of the holiday that commemorates the famed explorer may also sail away if Fargo’s Native American Commission gets its way.

The commission will vote tonight on a recommendation urging the Fargo City Commission to replace the Columbus Day holiday on city calendars with a holiday called “Indigenous Peoples' Day,” said Fargo cultural planner Willard Yellow Bird Jr.


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