BREAKING NEWS Guilty verdict in Worth County animal neglect trial Full Story

Mayor Brede proclaims November 21 'Indigenous Peoples' Day' for the 4th consecutive year

"Rochester recognizes the historic, cultural, and contemporary contributions and significance of indigenous people," stated Mayor Brede.

Posted: Nov 21, 2018 6:41 PM

ROCHESTER, Minn. - For the fourth year, Mayor Ardell Brede named the day before Thanksgiving 'Indigenous Peoples' Day.' "Rochester recognizes the historic, cultural, and contemporary contributions and significance of indigenous people," he proclaimed.

A member of the Prairie Island Indian Community sang and played a drum and area members of the Native American community shared words at Indian Heights Park, including Shirley Greising, who says her mother's culture was taken away from her. "Her knowledge of the heritage and the culture taken from her so this is just a healing for us to learn more and just to be involved like this and giving honor to her," she explains.

Friends of Indian Heights are working to build a kiosk at the park for people to read and learn about the Dakota Sioux people.

Article Comments

Mason City
Overcast
51° wxIcon
Hi: 65° Lo: 36°
Feels Like: 51°
Albert Lea
Scattered Clouds
50° wxIcon
Hi: 64° Lo: 38°
Feels Like: 50°
Austin
Broken Clouds
52° wxIcon
Hi: 66° Lo: 39°
Feels Like: 52°
Charles City
Broken Clouds
48° wxIcon
Hi: 59° Lo: 37°
Feels Like: 44°
Rochester
Overcast
50° wxIcon
Hi: 63° Lo: 37°
Feels Like: 50°
A mild weekend with a few rain drops on Saturday
KIMT Radar
KIMT Eye in the sky

Latest Video

Image

Ethnic Lunch Newsroom Liveshot

Image

Chris' 10 PM Weather Forecast

Image

Sports Overtime, highlights and scores from Friday

Image

Clear Lake donut shop best in state

Image

Homelessness experienced to raise funds and awareness

Image

Battle of the Badges: rib eating contest

Image

Secretariat Statue Unveiled

Image

Kavars Trial: Guilty Verdict

Image

Cabin Coffee looks to expand in Southeastern MN

Image

DMC talks circulators

Community Events