The town council says the day will still recognize Christopher Columbus, but also the indigenous people who lived in Durham long before European settlers.

Durham Town Administrator Todd Selig said, 'After much consideration and reflection regarding the discovery of the Americas by Christopher Columbus, the town council has come to support this resolution to designate the second Monday in October as ‘Indigenous Peoples' Day,’' This according to an article by WMUR.

A few weeks ago, it was reported that Bangor, Maine was the first city in that state to drop 'Columbus Day' in favor of 'Indigenous Peoples' Day.'

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