Gov. Polis reverses old Colorado proclamation on American Indians

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DENVER (KDVR) — Gov. Jared Polis signed an executive order Tuesday, undoing proclamations made by Territorial Gov. John Evans concerning American Indians in the 1860s.

The Polis administration says these proclamations “shamefully targeted and endangered the lives” of indigenous people who lived in the Colorado territory at the time.

Members of the Southern Ute, Ute Mountain, Cheyenne and Arapahoe Tribes will be attending, along with members of Colorado’s American Indian and Alaska Native communities and Lt. Gov. Dianne Primavera

You can re-watch the ceremony on FOX31 NOW in the player above.

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