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File #: R-55-20    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
File created: 9/21/2020 In control: City Council
On agenda: 10/12/2020 Final action: 10/12/2020
Title: Indigenous Peoples Day - For the purpose of recognizing the second Monday in October as Indigenous Peoples Day in the City of Annapolis.
Sponsors: Rob Savidge, Dajuan K. Gay, Elly Tierney, Rhonda Pindell Charles, Gavin Buckley, Brooks Schandelmeier, Sheila Finlayson
Attachments: 1. R-55-20 Indigenous Peoples Day First Reader.pdf, 2. R-55-20 Fiscal Impact Note.pdf
Title
Indigenous Peoples Day - For the purpose of recognizing the second Monday in October as Indigenous Peoples Day in the City of Annapolis.
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CITY COUNCIL OF THE
City of Annapolis

Resolution 55-20

Introduced by: Alderman Savidge
Co-sponsored by: Alderman Gay, Alderwoman Tierney,
Alderwoman Pindell Charles, Mayor Buckley, Alderman Schandelmeier,
and Alderwoman Finlayson

A RESOLUTION concerning

Indigenous Peoples Day

FOR the purpose of recognizing the second Monday in October as Indigenous Peoples Day in the City of Annapolis.

WHEREAS, Columbus Day is observed as a federal holiday on the second Monday in October; and

WHEREAS, the day recognizes the October 12, 1492 landing of Christopher Columbus on an island in the Caribbean, marking the Europeans' first contact with the "New World;" and

WHEREAS, this contact began centuries of settlement on lands already occupied by native peoples of the Americas and exploitation of the New World's seemingly endless resources; and

WHEREAS, indigenous Americans experienced conquest, enslavement, displacement, and disease which decimated the population; and

WHEREAS, native people who were removed from this area likely include the Piscataway, the Anacostank, Pamunkey, Mattapanient, Nangemeick [nan-ga-mik], and Tauxehent; and

WHEREAS, a growing number of states, counties, cities, and towns across the United States recognize the second Monday of October as Indigenous Peoples Day, re-imagining Columbus Day as an opportunity to celebrate indigenous heritage and resiliency; and

WHEREAS, although it is a federal holiday, Columbus Day is not a holiday for City of Annapolis employees and City government functions and meetings continue on their usual schedule; and

WHEREAS, recognizing the second Monday in October as Indigenous Peoples Day will serve as a reminder to reflect on the native people who were here before us, and their descendants.

NOW, THEREFORE,

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE ANNAPOLIS CITY COUNCIL that the second M...

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