Iowa City Mayor Bruce Teague has proclaimed Monday, Oct. 12, 2020, as Indigenous Peoples' Day in Iowa City.
A growing number of local governments have recognized that, as our understanding of history changes, so must our commemorative events. In the proclamation signed at the Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020, City Council meeting, Mayor Teague encouraged schools to include the teaching of Indigenous Peoples' history in its curriculum and encouraged businesses, organizations, and institutions to recognize Indigenous Peoples' Day.
Learn more about Indigenous Peoples' Day online.
The proclamation was submitted by the City's Human Rights Commission and was accepted by past Commissioner Joe D. Coulter.