Oklahoma City deserves a holiday that we can all be proud of.
Indigenous Peoples' Day celebrates the thriving cultures and values of the Native nations within our borders--38 tribes in Oklahoma, alone.
Columbus is an unquestionably problematic historical figure. He never set foot within the borders of this country, and committed atrocities that have led to countries across North & South America calling to end celebrations of his legacy.
Replacing the celebration of a figure that is perceived negatively, by so many, with a celebration of Indigenous Peoples can give OKC a holiday to be proud of, and be a step in the right direction toward recognizing ongoing marginalization and social issues faced by Native communities.
We need your support on Sept 27th to let City Council know that we are watching and we vote!
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