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Oregon Gov. Kate Brown Names Oct. 9 Indigenous Peoples Day


Gov. Kate Brown has declared Oct. 9 Indigenous People’s Day in response to efforts by the Klamath Tribes Youth Council to seek an alternative to Columbus Day.

A news release from the tribes Thursday said Brown signed a proclamation Sept. 21 to recognize “the many contributions made to our communities through indigenous peoples.”

The release said, for many tribal people, Christopher Columbus traveling to North America represented “a cycle of colonialism that still has ramifications today.”“Many communities are honoring their Indigenous People by renaming the observed Columbus Day for the Native population,” said the release.

“Many communities are honoring their Indigenous People by renaming the observed Columbus Day for the Native population,” said the release.

Read the full article at Herald and News.

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