Support Indigenous Peoples' Day in Seattle!
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The second Monday of October is known to many as Columbus Day, yet the legacy of Columbus celebrates a history of violence that has been tragic for the indigenous peoples of our country.
The Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians, representing 59 native nations, have called for Indigenous People's Day to be celebrated on the 2nd Monday of October.The Seattle City Council will be voting on this issue on October 6th, after tribal members and the Seattle Human Rights Commission brought the issue to their attention.
Celebrating Indigenous Peoples' Day is an opportunity to contribute to healing and reconciliation for the indigenous peoples of the United States, who continue to experience the negative effects of the historical legacy of colonialism. It is also an opportunity for all Seattleites to learn about the history of the homelands that Seattle is built upon, recognize the many important contributions of indigenous peoples in our region, and celebrate the thriving cultures of our city.
The issue has the support of the Mayor, and Councilmembers Harrell, Licata and Sawant have already voted in favor of it. The full City Council will vote on October 6th.
Read recent news about the efforts in the Stranger and Seattle Weekly. Also, read the City Council's draft resolution.
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