The University of Wisconsin-Superior will hold a celebration for Indigenous Peoples Day on Monday, October 11, beginning at 4:30 p.m. at the Maawanji’idiwin – “The Place Where We Come Together” Medicine Wheel and Community Gathering Area located in the courtyard near the Yellowjacket Union. In the event of inclement weather, this celebration will move indoors to the Yellowjacket Union Shippar Family Atrium.
Following the ceremony will be a program presented by the Woodland Sky Native American Dance Group at 5:30 p.m. in Old Main’s Thorpe Langley Auditorium. Both family-friendly events are free and open to the community.
“We are excited to once again celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day in person on our campus,” said Madison Hale, associate student services coordinator for the Department of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. “We delighted to be joined by Chi Waagimin Bay drum group and the Woodland Sky dance group. We also appreciate the continued support from campus and the City of Superior. As a community, we continue to strive to advocate and acknowledge the history of this region and our country in honoring the indigenous people and cultures here. Recognizing their strength as a flourishing entity in our community still here today.”
This celebration is sponsored by UW-Superior’s Division of Student Affairs, First Nations Studies, Department of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, and the City of Superior. The Yellowjacket Union is located at 1605 Catlin Ave. Old Main is located at 1710 Weeks Ave.