Celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day rather than St. John's Days, says council

The Gaspar Corte Real statue on Prince Philip Drive in St. John's NL on Friday, June 12, 2020. Newfoundland and Labrador reviewed statues and monuments to ensure they reflect modern values. A statue of Gaspar Corte-Real, a Portuguese explorer who kidnapped Indigenous people as slaves in the 16th century, has been criticized for its prominent placement across from the provincial legislature in St. John's. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Daly) The Gaspar Corte Real statue on Prince Philip Drive in St. John's NL on Friday, June 12, 2020. Newfoundland and Labrador reviewed statues and monuments to ensure they reflect modern values. A statue of Gaspar Corte-Real, a Portuguese explorer who kidnapped Indigenous people as slaves in the 16th century, has been criticized for its prominent placement across from the provincial legislature in St. John's. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Daly)

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