For most of America, Columbus Day is coming up this Monday October 12, except in a handful of cities where the celebration of Christopher Columbus has been replaced by Indigenous Peoples’ Day. Because, you know, one can’t exactly discover a new place if nations of people were already living there for centuries.

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According to U.S. Uncut, here are the destinations where you can celebrate an accurate holiday this month:

1. Albuquerque, New Mexico

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2. Lawrence, Kansas

3. Portland, Oregon

4. St. Paul, Minnesota

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5. Bexar County, Texas

6. Anadarko, Oklahoma

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7. Olympia, Washington

Seattle and Minneapolis have already instituted Indigenous Peoples’ Day, and Oklahoma City’s local government almost did last month, but will try again with a vote on October 13. Activists in Portland back in 1954 were the first to suggest replacing Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples’ Day.


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