Indigenous Peoples Day Is Happening Now In DTLA. Here's How The City Is Celebrating
Today marks the first Indigenous People's Day to be recognized as an official city holiday in Los Angeles, replacing the long-problematic Columbus Day.
The county and city of L.A. have teamed up to throw the inaugural celebration, which kicked off at 7 a.m. and runs to 7 p.m. at both City Hall and Grand Park. The festivities include a 5K run, parade of nations, Native American powwow, fashion show, and a performance by Native American rock group Redbone and the Black Eyed Peas to close out the evening.
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By noon Monday, the festivities were ramping up, with hundreds of people filling Grand Park with dancing and drum circles.
We'll have more to add as the festivities continue today.
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