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On eve of Columbus Day, Indigenous community marches in Bismarck


October 12, 2020

Members of North Dakota's Native American community took to downtown Bismarck's streets on Sunday, Oct. 11, to protest the celebration of genocide and to urge the city to rename Custer Park. Michelle Griffith / The Forum.

BISMARCK - With Indigenous Peoples Day right around the corner, North Dakota's Native American community again protested and spoke out against the promotion of genocide on Sunday. Oct. 11.

At the center of Sunday's demonstration was the issue of renaming Bismarck's Custer Park, which activists have been pushing for for almost a year but have been doing so onto the deaf ears of public officials.

Earlier this year, the Bismarck Park Board unanimously voted not to change the name of Custer Park and enacted a policy that states once the board has considered a petition to rename a park, it will not consider renaming the same park for 15 years.


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