Students at UW-La Crosse recognize contributions of Indigenous people

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.