Indigenous People’s Day at Metropolitan State

In place of Columbus Day, Metropolitan State celebrated Indigenous People’s Day Oct. 12  with an observance ceremony at the David Barton Community Labyrinth and Reflective Garden.

The ceremony included a talk by Dr. Darlene St. Clair, Dakota, about the historic Dakota presence in the Dayton’s Bluff/Mounds Park area and a pipe ceremony conducted by Nedla Kapishkowit Goodman, Menominee-Potawatomi spiritual leader.

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Dr. Darlene St. Clair, Dakota, talked about the historic Dakota presence in the Dayton’s Bluff/Mounds Park area.
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Nelda Kapishkowit Goodman, Menominee-Potawatomi spiritual leader, led the group in a pipe ceremony.