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Asheville City Council Adopts Indigenous Peoples' Day

ASHEVILLE, N.C. -- Asheville City Council voted unanimously to adopt Indigenous Peoples' Day on Tuesday night.

The proclamation states Asheville was built on the homelands and villages of native people who lived here before the Americas were settled.

Sage Dunston, and other members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, came for Tuesday night's vote.

"I think this is within the color and spirit of Asheville, such a tolerant and inclusive place, to celebrate the contributions of Cherokee," Dunston said.

Indigenous Peoples' Day will be celebrated on the second Monday of every October, which is also Columbus Day.

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