Wednesday, 5 October 2016

Denver permanently approves Indigenous Peoples’ Day

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DENVER -- The city of Denver will no longer celebrate Columbus Day on the second Monday of October after the city council voted to change the holiday to Indigenous Peoples' Day.

The move, in a 12-0 vote Monday night, is meant to recognize the rich history of Native Americans and the role they played in Denver development.

In October, the council passed a one-time proclamation to recognize Indigenous Peoples' Day.

Boulder move in August to make it permanent, and Denver has joined at least 14 other cities in the country to follow suit.

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