DC Council votes to replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples' Day

An attendee seen at the inaugural Indigenous Peoples Day Celebration at Los Angeles Grand Park on October 8, 2018.

An attendee seen at the inaugural Indigenous Peoples Day Celebration at Los Angeles Grand Park on October 8, 2018.

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This Columbus Day, Washington, DC, will be celebrating Indigenous Peoples' Day for the first time.

The DC Council voted Tuesday to rename Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples' Day, but the change will only last a year.

Councilmember David Grosso proposed the "Indigenous Peoples' Day Emergency Declaration Act of 2019." Grosso has championed the bill for the past five years in efforts to honor indigenous people and their contributions.

"After 5 years, the Council has approved emergency legislation renaming Columbus Day as #IndigenousPeoplesDay," Grosso said on Twitter. "Let's make it permanent!"

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