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Indigenous Peoples Day celebration set for Oct. 14

| Denise Olson

On Monday, Oct. 14, UW-Eau Claire will hold a celebration in honor of Indigenous Peoples Day, to take place from 5-7 p.m. in the Ojibwe Ballroom of the W. R. Davies Student Center.

The event will feature UW System Regent Edmund Manydeeds as the keynote speaker and drumming by Little Thunder of the Ho-Chunk Nation. The occasion also will include the unveiling of the flags of the 12 Wisconsin tribal nations, which will permanently hang on the third floor of Davies Center. Leaders of each of the tribal nations have been invited to attend the event.

Monday's celebration marks the official relaunch of the university seal and a land-use recognition statement. 

Paired with the seal, the following statement is to be used on business cards, email signatures and print materials when appropriate, and also may be spoken at meetings or public gatherings:

I/We acknowledge that the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire occupies the sacred and ancestral lands of Indigenous Peoples. I/We honor the land of the Ojibwe and Dakota Nations. 

The Indigenous Peoples Day celebration is co-sponsored by the following organizations:

  • American Indian Studies
  • American Indian Event Planning Committee
  • Office of Multicultural Affairs
  • Inter-Tribal Student Council
  • University Centers