For so much of our lifetime, the observation, recognition, and celebration of Columbus Day came as another silent indignation for Oklahoma’s Native Nations and Tribal communities. It has stood as an oppressive reminder of Native history.
Finally, the State of Oklahoma provides a path to look to the future with HB2661, the ability to celebrate Native American Day, replacing the other unfortunate reminder.
Native America Action encourages Governor Fallin to sign HB2661, which both the Oklahoma House and Senate have so diligently put forward and passed.
To not sign this bill continues an unfortunate reminder of a painful history.