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New Mexico officially replaces Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples Day

New Mexico Gov.Michelle Lujan Grisham on Tuesday signed legislation into law that abolishes Columbus Day and replaces the national holiday with Indigenous Peoples Day.

The new law removes Columbus Day from the list of official state holidays and replaces it with a holiday celebrating Native Americans and their history. 

I don't know why this wasn't done a long time ago. New Mexico is one of the three states that harbors the 2nd largest American Indian tribe. The state's official symbol is the Zia which represents the Zuni, Zia, and seventeen other pueblos who live there.

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