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In Uncomfortable Twist, Indigenous People and Italians Will Share Holiday

Four months after Columbus Day was renamed in honor of Native Americans, San Francisco supervisors voted to also name the same day in honor of Italian Americans.

On Tuesday, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted 10-1 in favor of the naming the second Monday of October ‘Italian American Heritage Day.” After supervisors voted to rename the day ‘Indigenous Peoples Day’ in January, some local Italian Americans said they found the move divisive.


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