Why this city no longer has Columbus Day
The Seattle city council has unanimously voted to change Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples' Day. But not everyone thinks the change is a good one.
Seattle has decided to celebrate 'Indigenous Peoples' Day' on the same day as Columbus Day.
The city council voted unanimously Monday to celebrate the holiday in an effort to honor Native Americans and the original settlers of Seattle.
"Nobody discovered Seattle, Washington," said Fawn Sharp, president of the Quinault Indian Nation, to a round of applause at the meeting.
Columbus Day is a federally-recognized holiday. The change will happen for the upcoming October 13 holiday, the city council said.
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