Mon Oct 11, 2021 at 12:00 PM. Recur every 1 year(s) on the second Monday of October
In the State of Washington, Columbus Day is not a legal state holiday. The Seattle Human Rights Commission passed Resolution 14-3 on June 5, 2014 to recognize the second Monday of October (the federally observed Columbus Day holiday) as Indigenous Peoples’ Day. Resolution 14-3 recognizes that, among other things,
  • all people are born free and equal in dignity and rights;
  • the United States supports the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples that recognizes that "indigenous peoples have suffered from historic injustices as a result of, inter alia, their colonization and dispossession of their lands, territories and resources";
  • the indigenous peoples of the lands that would later become known as the Americas have occupied these lands since time immemorial;
  • the celebration of Christopher Columbus celebrate an era of colonization and dispossession of indigenous peoples’ homelands;
  • Seattle is built upon indigenous peoples’ homelands;