September 27, 2021

UW-Superior to host Indigenous Peoples Day celebration

UW-Superior will hold a celebration for Indigenous Peoples Day on Monday, October 11, beginning at 4:30 p.m. at the Maawanji’idiwin – “The Place Where We Come Together” Medicine Wheel and Community Gathering Area located in the courtyard near the Yellowjacket Union. Following the ceremony will be a program presented by the Woodland Sky Native American Dance Company at 5:30 p.m. in Old Main’s Thorpe Langley Auditorium. Both family-friendly events are free and open to the community.

UW-Superior will hold a celebration for Indigenous Peoples Day on Monday, October 11, beginning at 4:30 p.m. at the Maawanji’idiwin – “The Place Where We Come Together” Medicine Wheel and Community Gathering Area located in the courtyard near the Yellowjacket Union. Following the ceremony will be a program presented by the Woodland Sky Native American Dance Company at 5:30 p.m. in Old Main’s Thorpe Langley Auditorium. Both family-friendly events are free and open to the community.

Following the ceremony will be a program by the Woodland Sky Native American Dance Company in Thorpe Langley Auditorium

The University of Wisconsin-Superior will hold a celebration for Indigenous Peoples Day on Monday, October 11, beginning at 4:30 p.m. at the Maawanji’idiwin – “The Place Where We Come Together” Medicine Wheel and Community Gathering Area located in the courtyard near the Yellowjacket Union. In the event of inclement weather, this celebration will move indoors to the Yellowjacket Union - Shippar Family Atrium.

Following the ceremony will be a program presented by the Woodland Sky Native American Dance Company at 5:30 p.m. in Old Main’s Thorpe Langley Auditorium. Both family-friendly events are free and open to the community.

“We are excited to once again celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day in person on our campus,” said Madison Hale, associate student services coordinator for the Department of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. “We delighted to be joined by Chi Waagimin Bay drum group and the Woodland Sky Dance Company. We also appreciate the continued support from campus and the City of Superior. As a community, we continue to strive to advocate and acknowledge the history of this region and our country in honoring the indigenous people and cultures here. Recognizing their strength as a flourishing entity in our community still here today.”

This celebration is sponsored by UW-Superior’s Division of Student Affairs, First Nations Studies, Department of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, and the City of Superior.

UW-Superior will hold a celebration for Indigenous Peoples Day on Monday, October 11, beginning at 4:30 p.m. at the Maawanji’idiwin – “The Place Where We Come Together” Medicine Wheel and Community Gathering Area located in the courtyard near the Yellowjacket Union. Following the ceremony will be a program presented by the Woodland Sky Native American Dance Company at 5:30 p.m. in Old Main’s Thorpe Langley Auditorium. Both family-friendly events are free and open to the community.

UW-Superior will hold a celebration for Indigenous Peoples Day on Monday, October 11, beginning at 4:30 p.m. at the Maawanji’idiwin – “The Place Where We Come Together” Medicine Wheel and Community Gathering Area located in the courtyard near the Yellowjacket Union. Following the ceremony will be a program presented by the Woodland Sky Native American Dance Company at 5:30 p.m. in Old Main’s Thorpe Langley Auditorium. Both family-friendly events are free and open to the community.

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