Commissioners delay vote designating Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Sep 22, 2019 260

BY: Kelcie Grega

Clark County commissioners delayed voting today on a resolution to designate an Indigenous Peoples’ Day after they couldn’t agree on whether it should fall on Columbus Day. Commissioner Larry Brown said he supported the essence of the resolution but worried a proposal to recognize Indigenous Peoples’ Day on the second Monday in October — the same as Columbus Day — would lead to confusion.

He said he would support a designating Aug. 9 as Indigenous Peoples’ Day, the same day it is recognized by the state. Commissioner Tick Segerblom, who introduced the resolution, said it was important for the two holidays to coincide.

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