Oklahoma City mayor proclaims Oct. 8 Indigenous People's Day

BY ASSOCIATED PRESS
09/29/2018 02:00 PM
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt has proclaimed Oct. 8 as Indigenous People's Day, adding the city to dozens around the nation that acknowledge Native Americans on the day known nationally as Columbus Day.

At least three Oklahoma cities, Tulsa, Norman and Tahlequah already recognize the day, but efforts to do the same in Oklahoma City have failed.

Holt, who is a member of the Osage Nation, wrote that arguments over whether to declare an Indigenous People's Day in the city was unfortunate due to the city's indigenous population and that other cities have already done so.

The Oklahoma City Council repeatedly turned down requests for the day in recent years. City spokeswoman Kristy Yager says Holt's proclamation eliminates the need for the issue to go before the council again.

News

BY ASSOCIATED PRESS
02/15/2019 04:24 PM
TULSA (AP) – The Oklahoma Board of Agriculture is set to consider measures Tuesday that would establish regulations for the location of poultry ...

BY STAFF REPORTS
02/15/2019 04:21 PM
Cherokee Nation citizens who are 18 years ...

BY CHAD HUNTER
Reporter
02/15/2019 08:21 PM
Buel Anglen, Rhonda Brown-Fleming, Chuck Hos...

BY STAFF REPORTS
02/15/2019 03:25 PM
The Central Oklahoma Cherokee Alliance exists to provide a so...

BY STAFF REPORTS
02/14/2019 12:18 PM
OKLAHOMA CITY – During the opening days of Oklahoma’s legislative session, a bill has been introduced that would amend the date of “Oklahoma Native American Day,” moving it to the second Monday of each October – the same date as the federal Columbus Day holiday.

House Bil...

BY D. SEAN ROWLEY
Senior Reporter
02/13/2019 12:08 PM
Natural Resources Secretary Sara...