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Gov. Tony Evers declares 2nd Monday in October 'Indigenous Peoples' Day in Wisconsin'

Posted at 11:50 AM, Oct 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-08 13:14:26-04

FRANKLIN — Gov. Tony Evers and Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes signed an executive order Tuesday declaring the second Monday of October to be "Indigenous Peoples' Day in Wisconsin."

During a visit to Indian Community School in Franklin, the governor noted that dozens of cities, counties, universities and a few states have already adopted Indigenous Peoples' Day.

This holiday celebrates the historic, cultural and contemporary contributions of Indigenous people.