A group of Native Americans and other residents are asking the City of Reno to abolish Columbus Day. 

The American Indian Movement of Nevada spoke to the city council during public comment on Wednesday morning.

Back in June the City of South Lake Tahoe passed a resolution to rename the second Monday in October Indigenous People's Day.

Supporters say they want to get rid of Columbus Day so they can move past the tragedy it represents.

"We feel it's time to follow the movement across the country, the city of Reno being progressive and kind and compassion. It would be a big step for us as Native Americans,” says Ray Bacasegua Valdez, President, American Indian Movement Northern Nevada.