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Posted on: October 11, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Mayor Genrich Declares Indigenous Peoples' Day

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October 11, 2019                         

For more information:    Celestine Jeffreys, Chief of Staff 920-448-3006,celestineje@greenbaywi.gov

Mayor Genrich Declares the Second Monday of October as Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Green Bay, WI—Mayor Genrich joins over sixty other communities across the United States in declaring the second Monday of October as Indigenous Peoples’ Day. 

In 1990, South Dakota was the first state to create “Native Americans’ Day” by a unanimous vote of their state legislature. Indigenous Peoples’ Day celebrates and honors Native American peoples, and commemorates their histories and cultures. On this day, representatives from the Oneida, Menominee, and Ho-Chunk nations will join Mayor Genrich as he recognizes the day and reads a proclamation. 

On October 18, 23 and 28 the City of Green Bay will light the city’s downtown bridges in the colors of the three nations attending the ceremony.


What:      Declaration of Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Who:     Mayor Genrich, City of Green Bay

        Chair Tehassi Hill, Oneida Nation

        Rep. Darren Brinegar, Ho-Chunk Nation

        Gunnar Peters, Menominee Tribal Legislator

When:    Monday, October 14, 2019

        1:30 pm

Where:    City Hall, 2nd Floor

        100 N. Jefferson St.


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