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Minnesota city replaces Columbus Day with Chief Red Wing Day





The city council in Red Wing, Minnesota, voted to replace Columbus Day with Chief Red Wing Day.

The change honors the city's namesake, Hupahu Duta, or Red Wing. The Prairie Island Indian Community supported the change.

The change came as the city council in Minneapolis voted to replace Columbus Day with Indigenous People's Day.

Get the Story:
Chief Red Wing Day to replace Columbus Day (The Red Wing Republican Eagle 4/30)
Columbus Day to become Chief Red Wing Day (The Rochester Post-Bulletin 4/30)
Red Wing: 'Chief Red Wing Day' to replace Columbus Day (Forum News Service 4/30)

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Native Sun News: Minneapolis adopts Indigenous People's Day (5/1)
MPR: Minneapolis welcomes Indigenous People's Day 2014 (4/28)
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