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Int’l Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

October 8

The second Monday of October annually marks Columbus Day in many parts the United States but not all states or region follow this observance. Instead, they celebrate other events on the day, such as International Indigenous People’s Day.

By resolution 49/214 of 23 December 1994, the United Nations General Assembly decided that the International Day of the World’s Indigenous People shall be observed on 9 August every year during the International Decade of the World’s Indigenous People.  The August 9th date has held internationally.  The observance is made in both October and August by many.

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October 8