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Milwaukee Bridge Lights Up for Indigenous Peoples' Day


October 12, 2022

The Daniel Hoan Memorial Bridge was illuminated with the colors of the Medicine Wheel to celebrate Indigenous Peoples' Day in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on October 10, 2022. (Photo: Darren Thompson for Native News Online)

MILWAUKEE- A bridge on Milwaukee's lakefront lit up yesterday evening in the colors of the medicine wheel-black, white, yellow and red-to recognize and celebrate Indigenous Peoples' Day.

The light show took place at the Riverfront Launching Site with Milwaukee Mayor Cavalier Johnson, Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley, Ho-Chunk Nation Traditional Chief Clayton Winneshiek, and nearly a hundred other participants. The ceremony featured traditional song and dance, and a reading of Milwaukee County's proclamation of Indigenous Peoples Day.

"Indigenous Peoples Day is more than legislation," Johnson said. "When we think about Milwaukee, we can't help but think about Native people. We can't help but think that we're on Native land."


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