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Fargo-Moorhead celebrates Indigenous Peoples’ Day

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – The cities of Fargo and Moorhead recognize Indigenous Peoples’ Day with a ceremony on the Veterans Memorial Bridge. Mayors Dr. Tim Mahoney of Fargo and Shelly Carlson of Moorhead spoke to honor the holiday. Fargo replaced Columbus Day back in 2015 and Moorhead recognized Indigenous People’s Day two years ago. A special ceremony also honored Native…

Native American Commission Celebrates Indigenous Peoples’ Day at NDSU

Groundbreaking ceremony unveils new garden.

FARGO, N.D. – The Fargo Native Commission co-hosts the fifth annual Indigenous People’s Day opening ceremony at North Dakota State University. The celebration broke ground on the new location of the Grandmother Earth’s Gift of Life Garden. It will be near the Memorial Wall on the southwest side of campus. The garden will help feature indigenous culture within the community….

UND unveils new display in celebration of Indigenous Peoples’ Day

The university is honoring their newly approved Land Acknowledgement Agreement with a new display on campus

GRAND FORKS, N.D. –  The University of North Dakota is celebrating Indigenous Peoples’ Day with the unveiling of a new display on campus. The Land Acknowledgement Agreement is an official statement from the university recognizing its position on ancestral homelands. The administration visited with North Dakota and Minnesota tribes, archaeologists, and historians to write it. Because of COVID-19 restrictions, they…

YWCA hosts discussion on race ahead of Indigenous Peoples Day

FARGO-MOORHEAD – The YWCA Cass Clay ‘s Racial Justice Committee hosts a community conversation about race with a particular focus on Native women. One of the topics asked participants to mention words they have heard people use to describe Native American women. Some of the responses include redskin, savage, dumb and lazy. The organizers say events like these provide an…

Unitarian Universalist Church of Fargo-Moorhead celebrates Indigenous Peoples Day

FARGO, N.D. — National Indigenous Peoples Day is a week away, but the celebrations in Fargo have already begun. The holiday celebrates and honors Native Americans and commemorates their histories and cultures. Unitarian Universalist Church of Fargo-Moorhead is kicking things off with a discussion centered around inter-cultural healing between Indigenous peoples and descendants of settlers. Guest speaker Sandra Bercier of…

Moorhead celebrates first-ever Indigenous Peoples’ Day

The city passed a resolution in July to mark it an official holiday

MOORHEAD, Minn. — The city of Moorhead celebrates Indigenous Peoples’ Day as an official holiday for the first time. The city council passed a resolution in July to mark the second Monday of every October as Indigenous Peoples’ Day. Moorhead Mayor Jonathan Judd says this is a celebration that “knows no geographical boundaries.” Events throughout the day like a prayer…

Moorhead City Council Votes to Recognize Indigenous Peoples’ Day

"She asked me why are you crying, and I said I'm crying because I'm happy," said Chalsey Snyder, Treasure for the Fargo Native American Commission

MOORHEAD, Minn.–The City of Moorhead votes to create a new holiday. “She asked me why are you crying, and I said I’m crying because I’m happy,” said Chalsey Snyder, Treasure for the Fargo Native American Commission. The city council voted 7 to 1 in favor of the resolution, recognizing Indigenous Peoples’ Day on the second Monday of October. The only council…

Indigenous Peoples’ Day POW WOW Connects Them to Their Ancestors, Future Generations

A traditional indigenous meal was served before the celebration

FARGO, N.D. — A beat that feeds the soul. “It’s blissful. It makes me feel happy,” Paula Howling Wolf said.  And a song is all it takes to connect these indigenous brothers and sisters to their ancestors. “That’s like one of the magnets bringing us all together,” Howling Wolf said. “We want to celebrate the people that came before us, our…

Local Students Celebrate Fargo’s Indigenous Peoples’ Day

School officials say they want the students and the community to come together and learn about the true history of Native Americans

FARGO, ND — More than 70 high school students from the Fargo-West Fargo Indian Education Program are honoring Fargo’s Indigenous Peoples’ Day. Kids got to learn about the original discoveries of this land and the background on indigenous people. School officials say they want the students and the community to come together and learn about the true history of Native…