In recognition of Indigenous Peoples’ Day
Statement of Common Council President Cavalier Johnson October 11, 2021
Today we recognize Indigenous Peoples’ Day, a time to learn, reflect, recognize and educate ourselves on the invaluable impact that Indigenous peoples have had on our society. Both the City of Milwaukee and State of Wisconsin formally celebrate this day, as we realize that our great city, and state, would not be what they are today without the contributions of Indigenous peoples.
While Indigenous peoples called our country home long before settlers arrived, they are not our past, but rather an integral part of our community moving forward, particularly right here in Milwaukee where tribes like the Menominee, Potawatomi and Ojibwe have deep roots.
On this day I would encourage everyone to take just a few moments to learn about how Indigenous peoples have uplifted all aspects of our society, as well as their resiliency and strength throughout history.
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