September 30, 2020

UW-Superior to host virtual Indigenous Peoples Day celebration

This event is free and open to the community

The University of Wisconsin-Superior will hold a virtual celebration for Indigenous Peoples Day on Monday, October 12. This event is free and open to the community.

The event will begin at 4 p.m. with an Indigenous Peoples Day Proclamation and followed at 4:30 p.m. by a History and Significance of Indigenous Peoples Day Panel, which will include City of Superior mayor Jim Paine, Dr. Maria Cuzzo, interim provost and vice chancellor of academic affairs; Chantal Norrgard, UW-Superior assistant professor of First Nations Studies; Karen Breit and current UW-Superior student Dillion Krisik.

The Always Thundering drum group from Red Cliff will also perform an honor song while a UW-Superior Native Nation Student Organization member dances in regalia.

“We are excited to once again celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day on our campus, this time with the City of Superior as they share the city’s resolution to recognize this important day,” said Kat Werchouski, director of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. “It is crucial that we continue to acknowledge the history of this region and our country while still honoring the indigenous people and cultures that are very much here – alive and strong in community and contribution.”

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.

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