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Marathon County board of supervisors to vote on Indigenous People’s Day resolution

WAUSAU (WAOW)– Indigenous People’s Day is one step closer to being recognized in Marathon County.

The county board of supervisors will vote on the resolution during their meeting Tuesday evening and if passed, the second Monday in October will be recognized as Indigenous People’s Day.

“It’s overdue, we have eleven federally recognized tribes in the state of Wisconsin and tribal members that represent each of those tribes living in Marathon County as well as tribal members from other nations living in Marathon County,” said Tricia Zunker, an Associate Justice on the Ho-Chunk Nation Supreme Court.

The proposal previously passed the county’s diversity commission and Indigenous People’s Day is already recognized in the city of Wausau.

Ben Zitouni

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