Indigenous People’s Day: October 14, 2019

The following is a guest blog post authored by Diane Dobitz and Briana Baker who are members of the Mankato Indigenous Peoples Day Committee. Their post is a continuation of Scot Zellmer’s post “On Being A Successful Business in an Ever Changing World” and speaks to the importance of commemorating Indigenous Peoples Day on October 14th, 2019.

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The October 14th holiday is approaching! In Mankato, as well as in many other cities and states throughout the country, that holiday is Indigenous Peoples Day. As we have shared in a previous post, there are numerous business and community reasons to acknowledge and commemorate this holiday in Mankato. Businesses have the opportunity to let people know they are part of a business community dedicated to being collaborative and inclusive, approachable, ethical and innovative as they work toward sustainable economic growth in our region.

If you would like to visually acknowledge the holiday at your business or public space, the Mankato Indigenous Peoples Day Committee has designed a window sign for you! Please feel free to print and share the posters included below:

We Honor Indigenous Peoples Day poster

Indigenous Peoples Day events poster

The Mankato Indigenous Peoples Day Committee is also always grateful for collaborators and supporters! Any business or organization interested in learning more about how you can recognize and commemorate Indigenous Peoples Day can contact Diane Dobitz, a volunteer with the Greater Mankato Diversity Council, to be connected with additional resources.

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