A celebration of Indigenous Peoples Day was held Monday on the grounds of the Creek Council House in downtown Okmulgee. Native Americans of various tribes, along with the community and visitors, joined in the day’s event. Muscogee Nation Color Guard posted the colors to open the day, and MN National Council Representative William Lowe welcomed the crowds. Okmulgee Mayor Mickey Baldwin read a proclamation from the city proclaiming the second Monday in October as Indigenous Peoples Day. Throughout the day, there was music and Creek hymn singing, and the day concluded with a social stomp dance. The event was organized by Terra Beaver and Brenda S. Golden, along with the assistance of many more volunteers. The Mvskoke Lady Legends prepared and served the traditional food. See additional photos from the event on page A5.
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October 11, 2023
Muscogee Nation Celebrates Indigenous Peoples Day