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City of Springfield Requested to Recognize Indigenous Peoples' Day


SPRINGFIELD, Ore. - The local Native American community is looking to add Springfield to list of cities in Oregon to recognize Indigenous Peoples' Day.

Columbus Day is normally observed on the second Monday of October each year. But Oregon is one of four states in the country that does not recognize Columbus Day. The other three states are Alaska, Hawaii, and South Dakota.

In October 2015, Corvallis and Portland became the first cities in Oregon to recognize Indigenous People's Day. Eugene became the third in March as part of the Human Rights Commission's efforts.


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