Oct. 10, 2022 - County commissioners and representatives from the Nevada Indian Commission, Native Voters Alliance Nevada, Las Vegas Indian Center, IndigenousAF Inc., and InterTribal Council of Nevada turned the lights on the Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign yellow, orange, and turquoise earlier today in recognition of Indigenous Peoples Day.
“Nevada is home to 28 Tribal Nations and communities who have lived here and stewarded the lands for more than 9,000 years,” Commissioner Tick Segerblom said. “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.”
“We appreciate the County’s commitment to uplift the voices in our Indigenous community,” said Tammi Tiger, a board member of the Nevada Indian Commission. “It is important to recognize that in November we celebrate our culture, but on the second Monday in October, we celebrate our truth.”
County Commissioners and representatives from the Indigenous community turned on yellow, orange, and turquoise light bulbs installed on the world-famous Welcome sign during a brief ceremony today. Like the famed Las Vegas Strip, the Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign is in unincorporated Clark County.
Clark County is a dynamic and innovative organization dedicated to providing top-quality service with integrity, respect and accountability. With jurisdiction over the world-famous Las Vegas Strip and covering an area the size of New Jersey, Clark is the nation’s 11th-largest county and provides extensive regional services to 2.3 million citizens and 45.6 million visitors a year (2019). Included are the nation’s 7th-busiest airport, air quality compliance, social services and the state’s largest public hospital, University Medical Center. The County also provides municipal services that are traditionally provided by cities to 1 million residents in the unincorporated area. Those include fire protection, roads and other public works, parks and recreation, and planning and development.