Indigenous Peoples Day celebrated in La Crosse

Members of our community are recognizing Monday as Indigenous Peoples Day in La Crosse.

It is a day that historically is celebrated as Columbus Day.

Mayor Tim Kabat, along with the La Crosse School district, made a proclamation at city hall Monday morning.

The day celebrates the history and culture of indigenous people from across North and South America.

Mayor Kabat hopes the message of today is remembered throughout the year.

“We are all in this together as a community, including our native and first peoples and we want to set La Crosse apart to be a place that really is welcoming for everyone,” said La Crosse Mayor Tim Kabat.

Indigenous Peoples Day was first celebrated in the United States in California in 1992.