City of Wichita proclaims October 10th is Indigenous Peoples' Day
WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) - Wichita Mayor Brandon Whipple has proclaimed the city will recognize Monday, October 10 as Indigenous Peoples' Day.
The holiday is celebrated across the United States and commemorates the shared history and culture of Native Americans.
This Saturday, the Native American Community Resource Coalition will commemorate Indigenous Peoples' Day at the Mid-America All-Indian Museum at 650 North Seneca. The Trail of Tears Memorial will begin at 1 p.m. with a blessing, reading of the proclamatio, and walk around the drum on the back grounds of the museum.
"This walk honors those who suffered during the Trail of Tears and ensures the memory of that piece of American history is remembered," the city said in a release.
This event is free and open to all members of the public.
The Indigenous Peoples' Day events are hosted by the Native American Community Resource Coalition, which includes American Indian Council, Ascension Living Hope, Native American Elders Council, Native American Parents Advisory Council, Greater Wichita Cherokee Community, Hunter Health, Wichita Indian United Methodist Church, Southwind Native American Church, Kansas Department for Children and Families, Kaw Nation CCDF, USD 259 Native American Indian Education Program, MMIW Wichita-KS Chapter, Mid-America All-Indian Museum and Wichita Kansas Intertribal Warrior Society.