Pullman is recognizing Columbus Day as Indigenous Peoples’ Day

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The city of Pullman is now recognizing Columbus Day as Indigenous Peoples’ Day.

Pullman City Council voted 7-0 Monday night for the name addition.

This comes after city councilor Brandon Chapman proposed it last month.

Chapman said the council spoke with indigenous community members to get opinions on the topic.

The resolution affirms the city’s commitment to promote respect for, and understanding of, the region’s indigenous community.

The name Columbus Day will remain and residents will be able to choose what they call the holiday.

“"As a human right as a human decency we know more than we knew back then and we know a whole lot more about the history, and to not acknowledge that is a detriment,” Councilman Chapman said.

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