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Indigenous Peoples Day in Bloomington

Ben Barnes, chief of the Shawnee Tribe, and First Nations Leadership Ambassador at IU, speaks at the Monroe County Courthouse. Indiana University students, and members of the Bloomington community marched from Dunn Meadow to the Monroe County Courthouse, listened to speakers, and watched Mexica dancers during the celebration of the first Indigenous Peoples Day in Bloomington, Monday, October 14, 2019. A resolution passed by the Bloomington City Council officially puts Indigenous Peoples Day on the calendar as a holiday every second Monday of October. City council members Isabel Piedmont-Smith, and Dorothy Granger were at the courthouse to celebrate the holiday. Piedmont-Smith read the resolution to the group gathered at the courthouse. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)

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