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Posted on: October 11, 2021

Mayor Johnson proclaims second Monday in October as Indigenous Peoples' Day

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Mayor Johnson proclaims second Monday in October as Indigenous Peoples' Day

SAVANNAH (Oct. 11) - Today, Mayor Van R. Johnson, II, issued a proclamation declaring Oct. 11, 2021, and every subsequent second Monday in October as Indigenous Peoples' Day in the City of Savannah. 

"It is important that history adequately and accurately reflects our entire story," said Mayor Johnson. "While we recognize the accomplishments of Christopher Columbus in 1492, we must also recognize the corresponding struggles of the Native Peoples of the Americas. We are nurturing a beloved, unified community that will respect the values and culture of our neighbors and ensure that everyone has a seat at Savannah's table."

According to 2020 U.S. Census data, 2% of Georgia's total population, about 214,041 people, identify as American Indian and Alaska Native alone or in combination.


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