LA CROSSE, Wis. (WLAX/WEUX) Monday, October 9th, is Indigenous Peoples Day and La Crosse has an entire of event scheduled. Indigenous Peoples’ Day has been a holiday in the United States since its inception in 1992. The holiday celebrates and honors indigenous American peoples and commemorates their histories and cultures.
La Crosse will celebrate the day with a flag-raising ceremony at City Hall, on Monday morning, at 10 am. That will be followed by a day full of events at Riverside Park including dancing exhibitions, speakers, a la crosse tournament, panel discussions, and performances. During the events (until 5:30 p.m.) Veterans Memorial Drive E in Riverside Park will be closed.
Schedule of events
- 9:00 a.m. – Lacrosse tournament registration opens
- 10:00 a.m. – Flag raising/Mayoral Proclamation
- 11:00 a.m. – Welcome at Riverside Park
- 11:30 a.m. – Hoocąk exhibition dancing
- 12:00 p.m. – “Why is Indigenous Peoples’ Day Important” panel discussion
- 1:00 p.m. – Sampson Funmaker performance
- 1:30 p.m. – Shaundel Spivey – Black Indians
- 2:00 p.m. – Dark History of La Crosse
- 2:30 p.m. – Hoocąk exhibition dancing
- 3:00 p.m. – Irene Keenan Jr. performance
- 4:00 p.m. – Door prize and MMIW raffle
- 4:30 p.m. – Corey Rae White performance
- 5:30 p.m. – Closing