MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — It’s been debated for years, but now the city of Minneapolis has decided to change from celebrating Columbus Day to observing Indigenous People’s Day instead.

Columbus Day has been a federal holiday since 1937, though not all states observe it, including Alaska, Hawaii, Oregon, and South Dakota.

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The day has long been a hot button issue over whether it is offensive to the American Indian culture to credit Christopher Columbus with the discovery of America.

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On Friday, the Minneapolis City Council voted unanimously to approve the proposal to rename the day Indigenous People’s Day, an alternative day that has been around for a few decades now.

The designation would be observed on all city communications. It goes into effect this year.

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“This has been a long time coming and people are going to feel really good about how we’re moving forward and advancing a racial equity agenda that really elevates the voice and contributions of American Indian people,” said council member Alondra Cano, the author of the resolution.