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Stop Land Run Re-Enactments in Oklahoma Public Schools

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WHEREAS, S.P.I.R.I.T is working for the rights of Oklahoma Indians, all American Indians, Indigenous people and the peaceful solution to all differences; and WHEREAS, the Oklahoma History and US History does not provide the whole and true history of Oklahoma Indians or American Indians (Native Americans), and WHEREAS, re-enacting the Land Run in public schools and in communities in Oklahoma is demeaning and humiliating to Oklahoma Indians, and WHEREAS, Oklahoma Indians, American Indians (Native Americans), S.P.I.R.I.T and our supporters recognize the need for more education and awareness about the true history of this state in order to improve relations. NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the undersigned and S.P.I.R.I.T, the group formed to help American Indians with matters such as these, formally requests the Oklahoma School Boards, Department of Education, Legislators and public officials to abolish the Land Run re-enactments held annually in this state.


S.P.I.R.I.T. (Society to Preserve Indigenous Rights and Indigenous Traditions) was the name the group selected as it as the best fit for our organization by discussion at several meetings. In addition to stated objectives and goals, our group has sponsored events to increase awareness and educate the public about American Indian issues. We are a grassroots organization seeking to expand and grow not only in Oklahoma but also nationwide. We try to hold our meetings at a different location in Oklahoma on a regular basis in attempts to reach all interested parties.

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