MPR: Minneapolis welcomes Indigenous People's Day 2014

Goodbye Columbus Day
Goodbye Columbus Day. Photo from Indigenous People's Day / Facebook

Minneapolis welcomes a new holiday -- Indigenous People's Day:
"We discovered Columbus, lost on our shores, sick, destitute, and wrapped in rags. We nourished him to health, and the rest is history," said Lakota activist Bill Means. "He represents the mascot of American colonialism in the western hemisphere. And so it is time that we change a myth of history."

Minneapolis is the first Minnesota city to recognize Indigenous Peoples Day. South Dakota made the change more than 20 years ago.

"I see this a very small piece of a much larger healing that has to happen in our country so that we can be whole again and we can move on as one," Council Member Cam Gordon said.

Get the Story:
Goodbye Columbus: Minneapolis makes it Indigenous Peoples Day (Minnesota Public Radio 4/25)

Also Today:
Columbus? It's 'Indigenous People's Day' in Mpls. (The Minneapolis Star Tribune 4/27)

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Opinion: 5 reasons for Indigenous People's Day in Minneapolis (4/25)
Minneapolis city council to vote on Columbus Day change (4/21

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