- Created on Friday, 11 September 2015 23:43
- Written by Bethany Ricciardi
The City of Alpena and the Saginaw Chippewa Tribe are primary sponsors of the Lake Huron Discovery Tour that has fostered regional collaborative partnerships for cross–promotion of the arts, culture, history and humanities of this region.
The city desires to develop a strong and productive relationship with all indigenous peoples, including the Saginaw Chippewa Tribe, based on mutual respect and trust.
And to do so the city wants to recognize and honor the long standing history and contributions from this tribe and other indigenous peoples, so on September 8th Mayor Matt Waligora hereby proclaimed October 12th in Alpena as Indigenous Peoples Day.
This proclamation and others will be read at the beginning of the Discover 23 tour.
President of Michigan Arts and Culture Northeast Tim Kuehnlein said, "It's a significant weekend, it's Columbus Day weekend and part of our objective with the Lake Huron Discovery Tour and the initiative of Michigan Arts and Culture Northeast is to raise awareness about the arts, the culture, the histories and the humanities of our region."
The Saganing Eagles Landing Casino and Cultural Center of Saginaw Chippewa Tribe are hosting a kick off event Friday, October 9th to unleash the movement up 23.