Cheyenne and Arapaho Television (CATV 47) was on hand for the 150th commemoration of the Sand Creek Massacre and documented the moment on December 3 when Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper offered an apology while standing on the steps of the state capitol.
“Today we gather here to formally acknowledge what happened, the massacre at Sand Creek,” he begins. “We should not be afraid to criticize and condemn that which is inexcusable, so I am here to offer something that has been too long in coming, and on behalf of the State of Colorado, I want to apologize.”
He recognized the runners, who had completed the Sand Creek Massacre Spiritual Healing Run, and pointed out that the apology did not come lightly.
Watch the full video below: