The Metropolis Council has voted to switch Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples Day as an official Los Angeles vacation.
Councilmembers voted 14-1 to make the second Monday in October a day to commemorate indigenous, aboriginal and native individuals. Will probably be a paid vacation for metropolis staff.
Councilman Mitch O’Farrell, a member of the Wyandotte Nation tribe, pushed for the change. Some activists view Christopher Columbus as a logo of genocide for native peoples.
Councilman Joe Buscaino was the lone “no” vote on Wednesday. He sided with Italian-People, who view Columbus Day as a celebration of their nationwide heritage.
Los Angeles joins San Francisco and a number of other different cities nationwide in honoring native People in lieu of Columbus.