Indigenous Peoples Day

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WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) -

A interfaith church service was held in Wichita Monday night. Demonstrators want to replace Columbus Day with a new national holiday, Indigenous Peoples Day.

 Native Americans shared Native American prayers with the group who calls themselves, People of Faith for Peace. Some don't see why Columbus Day is a federal holiday, and see it more appropriate to rename the second Monday in October Indigenous People's Day. 

Many cities throughout the United States are changing the name from Christopher Columbus day to First Nations Day, or something along those lines. 

Columbus Day is a U.S holiday that has been recognized for several decades, it's meant to honor Columbus' achievements and celebrate the Italian-American heritage. 

While some are in favor or doing away with Christopher Columbus day and replacing it with Indigenous People's Day, others say don't change the name of the holiday. 

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