Students at UW-La Crosse recognize contributions of Indigenous people
LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) — Students at UW-La Crosse are celebrating our country’s native people.
Lecturers spoke about indigenous peoples contributions, as well as discussing Christopher Columbus’ legacy.
October 12th was first recognized by the federal government as a holiday in 1968.
The hope is that education can change the understanding of the American continent’s first people.
“We allowed the government and education system to contort that into a feel-good origin story,” said Man Who Paints The Sky Blue, a lecturer at UW-La Crosse.
La Crosse joins Madison and Eau Claire in celebrating Indigenous Peoples Day.
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