“… The Albuquerque City Council declared the celebration of Indigenous Peoples Day on the second Monday of October, a day nationally recognized as “Columbus Day.”
Albuquerque is New Mexico’s largest city, and has the highest concentration of Native people in the state…
The Red Nation sparked the campaign last February by leading an Abolish Columbus Day demonstration, in coalition with other community groups, at the steps of City Hall. Garduño spoke at February’s event, vowing support for a citywide measure…Albuquerque joins cities—such as Seattle, Minneapolis, St. Paul, Berkeley, Portland, Lawrence, and Santa Cruz—that have also declared similar celebrations.” Excerpted from this Red Nations article.
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