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Council rejects Indigenous Peoples' Day


Cincinnati City Council Wednesday rejected a proclamation that would have recognized Indigenous Peoples' Day instead of Columbus Day – a loss that shocked supporters of the idea.

Five of council's nine members abstained from a vote on the proclamation, which was brought forward by Councilwoman Yvette Simpson, who is running against Mayor John Cranley in next year's mayoral race.

As the votes were cast, Simpson sat stunned. The room was silent.


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