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LISTEN: Indigenous Peoples' Day in Seattle attracts hundreds

Marchers in Seattle on Indigenous Peoples' Day.
Rebekah Way
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Marchers in Seattle on Indigenous Peoples' Day.

Hundreds gathered in downtown Seattle today to recognize Indigenous Peoples' Day with a rally and march to City Hall.

Seattle is one of more than 100 cities in the United States that has re-named the second Monday in October to honor Native American cultures and traditions, rather than calling it "Columbus Day." The Seattle City Council voted to create Indigenous Peoples' Day five years ago. It's also observed in Tacoma, Olympia and other cities. But it's not a state-recognized holiday.

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