WSAW: Indigenous Peoples' Day recognizes people who lived on our lands first
WSAW Channel 7 Wausau

By Jade Flury

This year marks the first time the U.S. President recognized Indigenous Peoples’ Day on what is traditionally Columbus Day.

In 2019, Governor Evers declared the second Monday of October as Indigenous Peoples’ Day. He says it’s to recognize and appreciate the people who lived in these lands first.

Wisconsin is 1 of the 14 states celebrating the day dedicated to the people who lived in America before settlers came from Europe. There are 11 federally recognized tribal governments in Wisconsin.

University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point is working to help its Native American students and acknowledges the campus was once a burial site of Native Americans.


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