- 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

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