Traverse City Mayor Declares Monday As Indigenous Peoples’ Day

The city of Traverse City has declared Monday Indigenous Peoples Day.

Traverse City Mayor Jim Carruthers made the announcement during Monday night’s meeting of the city commission.

The Tribal Council of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians has already passed a resolution declaring the second Monday in October Indigenous Peoples Day.

Carruthers says Traverse City has a strong history of more than eight decades of Native American activism, and it’s important to celebrate and honor it.

“I am grateful that we have a city commission that supports all of our individuals, all First Nations, and all of the people who live here in Traverse City and choose to be here,” said Carruthers.

Carruthers also stated that he encourages people to continue their efforts to increase the support of the Traverse City indigenous community.

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