Haskell students start petition to make Indigenous Peoples Day annual
Haskell Students are working to make Indigenous Peoples Day an annual day of celebration.
Monday was proclaimed Indigenous Peoples Day by the city of Lawrence, but it was just for this year. Now, students are petitioning to make the second Monday of every October, forever onward as Indigenous Peoples Day.
"I believe that it's very vital,” said Barbara Wolfin, senior American Indian Studies major. “It's vital to my existence and its also vital to the existence to my, not only my future Haskell students, but hopefully for the next generations for all tribal nations throughout the quote-on-quote Americas."