Indian and Italian leaders talking
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OCTOBER 6, 2000

American Indian and Italian-American leaders are still talking about the upcoming Columbus Day parade scheduled for Saturday in Denver, Colorado.

New talks between the two were brokered by clergy in Denver. One participant said a meeting held on Thursday night was productive, but all sides have been instructed not to speak to media just yet.

The two groups are meeting again today to discuss a potential agreement for the parade. Initially, Italian-Americans said they would drop references to Columbus from the parade but changed their mind.

In response, American Indian leaders vowed peaceful protests of the parade.

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