In October, 2000 American Indians blocked the parade route of Italian Americans celebrating Columbus Day in downtown Denver. The protestors decried the use of Columbus's name in the parade citing that Columbus was a slave trader and a killer.
In October, 2000 American Indians blocked the parade route of Italian Americans celebrating Columbus Day in downtown Denver. The protestors decried the use of Columbus's name in the parade citing that Columbus was a slave trader and a killer. 16 years later, Denver's City Council unanimously approved a new holiday: Indigenous People's Day. 
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