Some communities across the state refer to Columbus Day also as Indigenous Peoples Day. One of the communities is Mount Pleasant.
The city says it’s a move to recognize the history of indigenous people and the culture they bring to the community.
Nancy Ridley is the Mt Pleasant City Manager.
“Certainly the history that they bring to our community and the culture that is a part of our community as a result of it, it brings great diversity to our community.”
Ridley says Indigenous People’s Day doesn’t replace Columbus Day, it is in addition to it.
She says the Mt Pleasant Mayor will read the proclamation recognizing the day at a city council meeting this evening. Members of the Saginaw Chippewa indian tribe.will be on hand to accept the recognition and perform a ceremonial dance
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