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Making a Promise: Monday Will Be Indigenous Peoples Day in Portland - ICTMN.com

11.10.15

Making a Promise: Monday Will Be Indigenous Peoples Day in Portland - ICTMN.com: Mayor Charlie Hales’ office released a statement supporting the resolution noting that, “Portland is home to the ninth-largest Native American population in the United States, and its urban Native community is descended from more than 200 tribes. The history of indigenous communities in Portland is woven into the fabric of the City.”

Dante James, the director of the Portland Office of Equity and Human Rights, was quoted by the Mayor’s office saying, “This is a symbol and a promise—a promise not to forget what the symbol means.”

Klamath/Leech Lake Ojibway actor Dyami Thomas gave testimony to the city council, “Growing up I was never taught the real truth in school. We were taught to praise Columbus for his discovery. It’s time for all people to learn the actual truth about what really happened.


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