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BOISE — A group of more than 200 people from across Idaho and the Northwest logged online to Facebook and Zoom to honor and recognize the original inhabitants of Idaho through the state’s second Indigenous People’s Day celebration.

Last year, Gov. Brad Little signed a proclamation recognizing Indigenous People’s Day on the day traditionally marked as Columbus Day. The designation acknowledges and celebrates the contributions of native communities to Idaho. Following the proclamation reading last October, Indigenous leaders and activists spoke to a large crowd in the atrium of the state Capitol.

Rachel Spacek is the Latino Affairs and Canyon County reporter for the Idaho Press. You can reach her at rspacek@idahopress.com. Follow her on twitter @RachelSpacek.

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