Los Angeles could join Indigenous Peoples Day movement

Los Angeles city council member Mitch O'Farrell, front row, center, poses with members of the Native American community in the region on November 13, 2015. Photo from Facebook

California's most-populous city could be the next to celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day.

Council member Mitch O'Farrell, who is a member of the Wyandotte Nation, introduced a motion on Friday that would direct city staff to look into the idea. His action came as the city celebrated Native American Heritage Month.

"Los Angeles is the most culturally diverse city in the United States, and we must find a way to honor the profound sacrifices made by countless tribal members through the centuries," O'Farrell said in a press release that was quoted by The Los Angeles Times.

Los Angeles is home to nearly 27,000 Native Americans, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Los Angeles County boasts an even larger number -- more than 147,000, according to the agency.

Get the Story:
Goodbye, Columbus? L.A. councilman wants to establish Indigenous Peoples Day (The Los Angeles Times 11/14)
Councilman wants Indigenous Peoples Day in LA, spares Columbus (City News Service 11/13)

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