LAS VEGAS (KSNV) — County leaders and dignitaries helped celebrate Indigenous Peoples' Day at the "Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas" sign.
The sign's yellow, orange and turquoise lightbulbs were ceremonially recognized with a proclamation during Monday's ceremony.
Taking part in the event were representatives from the Nevada Indian Commission, Native Voters Alliance Nevada, Las Vegas Indian Center, IndigenousAF Inc., and InterTribal Council of Nevada, along with Clark County Commissioner Tick Segerblom.
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"We appreciate the County’s commitment to uplift the voices in our Indigenous community," Tammi Tiger, board member for the Nevada Indian Commission, said in a statement. "It is important to recognize that in November we celebrate our culture, but on the second Monday in October, we celebrate our truth."
The change in color helps mark Indigenous Peoples' Day, which received a presidential proclamation to become a national holiday last year.
It is celebrated on the second Monday of each year after starting as a counter to Columbus Day.
"Nevada is home to 28 Tribal Nations and communities who have lived here and stewarded the lands for more than 9,000 years," Segerblom said in a news release. "It is important that we recognize the contributions of indigenous people to our nation and our County and acknowledge past injustices so we may all learn and grow from their traditional knowledge."