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In Minneapolis, Columbus Day to become Indigenous Peoples Day

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MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota’s largest city will honor American Indians, not Christopher Columbus, on the second day of October.

The Minneapolis City Council and Mayor Betsy Hodges on Friday unanimously approved a resolution making the change.

The new holiday will be known as Indigenous Peoples Day beginning this year.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.
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