Oklahoma Governor Signs Bill To Move Native American Day


Friday, April 26th 2019, 6:04 am
By: News On 6


This October, Columbus day will also be Native American Day in Oklahoma.

 Tulsa Celebrates Second Annual 'Native American Day'  

On Thursday Governor Stitt signed the bill moving Native American Day from November to be on the second Monday in October. Unlike similar bills in other states, Oklahoma's law doesn't officially replace Columbus Day.

Governor Stitt says it's a fair compromise allowing residents to celebrate both the explorer who discovered America and Oklahoma's indigenous peoples.

Past Stories:

May 4th, 2018: Governor Vetoes Bill To Change Native American Day 

September 21st, 2017: City Of Tulsa Establishes Native American Day