August 9 will now be Indigenous Peoples Day in Cleveland

Jul 25, 2019 484

BY: Kevin Barry

A resolution making Aug. 9 Indigenous Peoples Day in Cleveland initially started as a much more ambitious resolution that would have removed Columbus Day from city calendars. The city council passed the resolution on Wednesday. Indigenous People's Day was passed to reaffirm Cleveland's commitment to promote the well-being and growth of the city's Native American community.

In Little Italy, the second Monday in October, Columbus Day, is more than just a day off from work. "It's our day to celebrate who we are," Italian Sons and Daughters of America National President and Chair of the Columbus Day Parade in Cleveland Basil Russo said. The parade marches through Mayfield Road and has been in Little Italy for more than 100 years. 

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SOURCE: https://www.news5cleveland.com

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