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Columbus, Ohio, Cancels Columbus Day as L.A. Celebrates Indigenous People

HeadlineOct 09, 2018

Trump’s tweet came as an increasing number of cities have rejected the Columbus Day holiday. Columbus, Ohio—the state’s capital city named for Christopher Columbus—remained open for business on Monday, opting instead to close for Veterans Day this year. In Los Angeles, officials marked “Indigenous Peoples’ Day” for the first time this year as Native American tribal leaders held a ceremony marking the occasion. This is Chief Red Blood of the Gabrielino-Tongva Tribe in California.

Chief Red Blood: “It’s something that has been instilled in us since in school, that in 1492 Columbus was this great guy who was an explorer, who was an adventurer, that was going to be a good person to us. But as we got older, we learned otherwise, that it wasn’t true. And now, I guess you could say, the truth is out.”

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