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A bid to celebrate indigenous people of America with a public holiday

By Online News - Rereātea

More cities in the US are moving to replace Christopher Columbus Day with a public holiday celebrating the indigenous people of America.

Indigenous nations across America have campaigned tirelessly to change the national day of rememberance.

They say honouring Columbus celebrates the genocide of the Native American population.

Cities in Texas, Utah, and California have all joined the movement which is celebrated on October 9 every year.