And we’re sorry,” Garcetti said, standing alongside members of the Gabrielino/Tongva and Fernandeño Tataviam tribes. AdvertisementCalifornia L.A. City Council replaces Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples Day on city calendar The Los Angeles City Council voted Wednesday to eliminate Columbus Day from the city calendar, siding with activists who view the explorer as a symbol of genocide for native peoples in North America and elsewhere. Mayor Eric Garcetti, center, mingles with members of the Gabrieleno/Tongva Tribe, left, including nine-year-old Ellie Morales Recalde, in celebration of Indigenous People’s Day. (Christina House/Los Angeles Times)“That’s a fancy way of saying, ‘We’re saying this is your land,’” Garcetti said of the cultural easement. Because of this, the city won’t have to formally remove the name, but it will have to be changed on maps.
Source: Los Angeles Times October 11, 2021 18:43 UTC