Supporters of Indigenous Peoples’ Day Meet at NH Statehouse

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A movement to recognize the second Monday in October as Indigenous Peoples' Day is gaining supporters in New Hampshire.

Native American, African American and peace activists are gathering Saturday at the Statehouse to "reclaim the truth and dignity of history" with a goal of creating Indigenous Peoples' Day.

The groups are taking part in a Native American drum circle at the event.

At least one community in New Hampshire has voted to recognize Indigenous Peoples' Day, honoring those who lived in North America before it was colonized by western Europeans, rather than Christopher Columbus. The town of Durham approved the change last month.

Several communities in Maine have voted for a similar change.

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