Second Monday in October declared Indigenous Peoples' Day in Eau Claire

Published: Oct. 10, 2017 at 9:36 PM CDT
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The Eau Claire City Council passed a resolution declaring the second Monday in October as Indigenous Peoples' Day in the city.

Monday, dozens of people spoke in favor of the resolution saying the Columbus Day holiday would be better served honoring the native people of this country.

However, there were a couple people in favor of honoring Columbus Day while adding Indigenous Peoples' Day as a different day on the calendar.

Tuesday, the council voted 9 to 2 in favor of the resolution with some wording changes.

The resolution says the city wishes to join more than two dozen other cities in adopting and celebrating Indigenous People's Day.