Southland government offices and libraries will be closed on Monday October 11 to commemorate Indigenous Peoples Day.
State and federal courts will also close on Monday, and there will be no delivery of US mail. Most banks are also expected to be closed.
Most Los Angeles County school districts – including LAUSD, Long Beach Unified, Manhattan Beach Unified, Redondo Unified, El Segundo, Unified, and Torrance Unified – will remain open. Bus and metro services in the city and county of Los Angeles will operate on a regular schedule, as will the Metrolink trains. The shops will also be open as usual.
President Joe Biden issued the first-ever presidential proclamation of Indigenous Peoples Day on Friday.
“For generations, federal policies have systematically sought to assimilate and displace Indigenous peoples and eradicate Indigenous cultures,” Biden wrote in the proclamation. “Today, we recognize the resilience and strength of Indigenous peoples and the immeasurable positive impact they have had on all aspects of American society.”
In a separate proclamation involving Columbus Day, Biden praised the role of Italian Americans in American society, but also made reference to the violence and damage that Columbus and other explorers cause to those who hail from the Americas.
Editor-in-chief Hunter Lee contributed to this report.