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Together, we made history

STATEMENT BY Chrissie Castro, Commissioner, Los Angeles Native American Indian Commission

Thank you so much for each and every hearing you attended, social media post you shared, person you spoke to, phone call you made, councilmember office you visited, and testimony you provided. Because of each and every one of your efforts, we made history in the city of Los Angeles. 

 

We successfully replaced Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples Day in the second-largest city in the nation. 

 

As you have seen in the local and national news, the whole country has taken notice. This speaks volumes to the urgent need we have in these political times for truth and justice to prevail over oppression. This win has contributed to Indigenous Peoples being seen and recognized, re-shaping a public narrative that has ignored Indigenous Peoples for too long. 

 

People are asking, what's next? There have been a lot of great ideas circulating. We'd like to invite you to a community public forum to discuss this collectively. 

Please join us:

Saturday, September 23, 2017

10 a.m.-2 p.m. 

United American Indian Involvement

1125 W. 6th Street, LA CA

Register here: https://goo.gl/forms/8T1JprEtnArirlQa2 

 


Partial list of news coverage: 

 

http://www.dailynews.com/government-and-politics/20170830/la-tosses-out-columbus-day-in-favor-of-indigenous-peoples-day

 

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-indigenous-peoples-day-20170829-story.html

 

https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/california/articles/2017-08-30/la-votes-to-replace-columbus-day-with-indigenous-peoples-day

 

http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Los-Angeles-Columbus-Day-Indigenous-Peoples-Day-442271813.html?_osource=SocialFlowTwt_LABrand

 

http://www.scpr.org/news/2017/08/30/75177/la-votes-to-replace-columbus-day-with-indigenous-p/

 

http://abc7.com/society/la-city-council-votes-to-replace-columbus-day-with-indigenous-peoples-day/2358896/

 

http://ktla.com/2017/08/30/l-a-city-councilmen-at-odds-over-renaming-of-columbus-day/

 

http://www.kabc.com/2017/08/30/columbus-day-out-indigenous-peoples-day-in/

 

http://splinternews.com/los-angeles-has-become-the-biggest-city-in-america-to-r-1798641184

 

http://nypost.com/2017/08/31/los-angeles-will-no-longer-celebrate-columbus-day/

 

http://pix11.com/2017/08/30/columbus-day-will-be-replaced-with-indigenous-peoples-day-in-los-angeles/

 

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/08/30/columbus-day-to-become-indigenous-peoples-day-in-los-angeles.html

 

https://www.gq.com/story/columbus-day-los-angeles

 

https://www.vibe.com/2017/08/los-angeles-indigenous-peoples-day-replaces-columbus-day/

 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/los-angeles-columbus-day-indigenous-peoples-day_us_59a7b30ae4b07e81d3552ca4

 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2017/08/31/in-los-angeles-columbus-day-is-toppled-like-a-confederate-statute/?utm_term=.6216953322be

Source: Chrissie Castro, Native American Indian Commission