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Seattle rebrands Columbus Day as Indigenous People's Day




Columbus Day will be designated as Indigenous Peoples Day in Minneapolis, which has become one of several U.S. cities to make the change. Here, a member of the Cowichan Tribes holds her hand up in prayer during a 2011 Native American protest against Columbus Day in Seattle.
Columbus Day will be designated as Indigenous Peoples Day in Minneapolis, which has become one of several U.S. cities to make the change. Here, a member of the Cowichan Tribes holds her hand up in prayer during a 2011 Native American protest against Columbus Day in Seattle.
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Monday is Columbus Day, but Seattle is celebrating Indigenous People's Day. The city now joins a list of cities that have chosen to shift the attention away from the Italian explorer credited with discovering America.

A week ago today, the city council there voted unanimously to re-brand the holiday. 

For more, reporter Jason Pagano of public radio station KUOW in Seattle joins Take Two.