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City leaders in Seattle postpone vote on Indigenous Peoples' Day

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Tribal members gathered before the city council in Seattle, Washington. September 2, 2014. Photo from Chris Stearns / Facebook

City leaders in Seattle, Washington, delayed action on a resolution to designate the second Monday of each October as Indigenous Peoples’ Day.

The city council was set to approve the resolution at a meeting on Tuesday. But members postponed the vote after Mayor Ed Murray requested a delay.

Murray said he supports the change. But he wants to sign the resolution closer to the actual date of the new holiday, according to news reports.

The day would replace Columbus Day. Other cities, including Minneapolis, Minnesota, have made the change. South Dakota has been observing Native American Day since 1990.

Get the Story:
Seattle Considers Renaming Columbus Day As Indigenous Peoples' Day (KPLU 9/2)
City Council Likely to Declare ‘Indigenous Peoples’ Day' (The Seattle Weekly 9/2)
Council postpones vote on Columbus Day renaming (KING 5 News 9/2)
Seattle mayor wants Columbus Day changed (KIRO 9/2)
Seattle City Council delays vote on Indigenous Day (The Seattle Times 9/3)

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