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Mankato Recognizes Indigenous Peoples Day

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Monday is a day federally recognized as Columbus Day, but for the city of Mankato it's being commemorated as Indigenous Peoples Day for the first time.
Those who pushed for this change offering some opportunities for the community to understand what this day is all about.
City leaders passed the motion in June after a group of native people from several tribes across Minnesota made the suggestion to the council back in April.
Supporters say the day is meant to recognize the communal bond between the City of Mankato and local tribes.
And to spark conversation on the concept of Indigenous Peoples Day, they're featuring afternoon and evening films, free and open to the public that follow with a panel discussion. One of the documentaries follows native riders on a 330 mile healing journey across South Dakota to Minnesota, in honor of those lost over 150 years ago at the end of the Dakota War of 1862.

Daytime film showings are at the First Congregational Church of Christ, 150 Stadium Rd, Mankato. 

Showing at 12:30 pm The Canary Effect (70 minutes)

Showing at 2:30 Dakota 38 Documentary: Healing Journey of the Dakota People (80 minutes)

Evening showings are at the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Showing at 5:30 pm:  The Doctrine of Discovery, Unmasking the Domination Code (70 minutes)

Showing at 7:00 pm: More Than a Word (60 minutes)

--KEYC News 12