Indigenous Peoples' Day

The Spokane City Council has unanimously voted to acknowledge the injustices committed against Native Americans and that City Hall sits on is tribal land.

During Monday’s city council meeting, Councilwoman Karen Stratton, whose mother was a Spokane Tribe member, said she was proud of the resolution, and the commitment it represents.

R Ose Marie

The first Indigenous Peoples March was held in Spokane Friday.

The event brought out a couple of hundred people to downtown Spokane. The idea was to raise awareness of some of the issues indigenous people in the region face.

Native drummers and singers opened the event in front of Spokane City Hall.

Speakers included Spokane tribal member Barry Moses, who also speaks Salish.

The Spokane City Council voted Monday night to change Columbus Day to an October holiday honoring the contributions of indigenous people.