Traverse City replaces Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples Day

It's about time to celebrate the Native American roots in the Traverse City area, according to the city, and that's what people will be doing starting this fall with a new holiday.
 
Excerpt: Traverse City, Michigan has never officially recognized Columbus Day, according to Interlochen Public Radio, but now the city will celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day.
 
The day will be celebrated on the second Monday in October, the same day as Columbus Day, a federal holiday. The purpose of this celebration will be to celebrate all Native Americans in the Traverse City area. City Commissioner Jim Carruthers told IPR that showing appreciation for the city’s Native American history is overdue.
 
The whole article is online here.
 
Source: Indian Country Today
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