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In Hibbing: Columbus Day, or Indigenous Peoples' Day?


October 14, 2019

HIBBING — Earlier this week, Allisha LaBarge, a chairperson for the Indian Education Program with the Hibbing School District, sent an email to members of the Hibbing City Council to ask them about a resolution to change Columbus Day into Indigenous Peoples’ Day.

“The second Monday of October has been a federal holiday since 1934, but times are changing,” LaBarge wrote in the letter addressed to Hibbing Mayor Rick Cannata and city councilors on Monday evening. “Perhaps it wouldn’t hurt to honor the many indigenous peoples we have living in our community. I know for my children and myself, we would feel even more at home knowing we grew up in a place that is progressive and has integrity.”


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