Clark County Indigenous Peoples’ Day to coexist with Columbus Day

Oct 07, 2020 703

BY: Shea Johnson

The Clark County Commission on Tuesday unanimously agreed to recognize Indigenous Peoples’ Day once a year but lawmakers were also clear that the new designation would not replace beleaguered Columbus Day despite sharing the same date.

Beginning in 2021, every second Monday in October will be designated Indigenous Peoples’ Day, in part, to acknowledge past injustices to all Native Americans and as a gesture of reconciliation, according to the county. It is the same day as Columbus Day, a federal holiday.

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