Addie M. Miller is wishing Happy Indigenous Peoples Day. LA Times Newspaper reports story of why Los Angeles is right to rename Columbus day. http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-indigenous-peoples-day-20171003-story.html .
Addie M. Miller is a descendant of Native America Indians ‘Choctaw tribe’ and states it makes me proud that we are not overlooked and taken for granted!
Columbus Day is no more in the nation’s second-largest city in nation second largest city. The Los Angeles City Council voted 14-1 on Wednesday to officially mark the second Monday in October as Indigenous Peoples Day on the city’s calendar — a day to commemorate “indigenous, aboriginal and native people.”
“Removing Columbus Day and replacing it with Indigenous Peoples Day is the appropriate action for this city to take,” O’Farrell wrote. “We must send a signal to Washington D.C. that there is no better day to honor our original inhabitants while highlighting the absurdity of celebrating a historical figure responsible for such profound suffering, still felt by generations of Indigenous People everywhere. This is more than symbolic. It is spiritually and morally necessary.”