- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 12, 2016

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. (AP) - The second Monday of October will remain Columbus day in Klamath County, at least for another year.

The Herald and News reports (https://is.gd/klXdDC ) that county commissioners on Tuesday voted to table a petition that would have changed the holiday to Indigenous Peoples’ Day.

Commissioners say they want more information from the students that submitted the proposal before abolishing a federal holiday. They say they hope to achieve some sort of compromise.

Opponents of Columbus Day say it celebrates a painful history of colonialism, discrimination and land seizures against Indian tribes following the explorer’s arrival in the Americas.

A growing number of cities and counties across the country have switched over to Indigenous Peoples’ Day.


Information from: Herald and News, https://www.heraldandnews.com

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide