#1Apr 26th, 2014
Itís been debated for years, but now the city of Minneapolis has decided to change from celebrating Columbus Day to observing Indigenous Peopleís Day instead.
Columbus Day has been a federal holiday since 1937, though not all states observe it, including Alaska, Hawaii, Oregon, and South Dakota.
The day has long been a hot button issue over whether it is offensive to the American Indian culture to credit Christopher Columbus with the discovery of America.
On Friday, the Minneapolis City Council voted unanimously to approve the proposal to rename the day Indigenous Peopleís Day.
The designation would be observed on all city communications.
Minneapolis Changes "Columbus Day" To "Indigenous People's Day" - Valley News Live - KVLY/KXJB - Fargo/Grand Forks (external - login to view)