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Photos: Celebrating Indigenous Peoples' Day

The University of Wisconsin-Superior hosts event.

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Dillion Krisik, a sophomore at the University of Wisconsin-Superior from Red Cliff, performs for the crowd during the Indigenous Peoples Day celebration at the Maawanji’idiwin – “The Place Where We Come Together” Medicine Wheel on the UWS campus Monday afternoon, Oct. 11, 2021. Jed Carlson / Superior Telegram
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A crowd of roughly 100 people gathered at the Maawanji’idiwin — “The Place Where We Come Together” Medicine Wheel on the University of Wisconsin-Superior campus to celebrate Indigenous Peoples' Day on Monday, Oct. 11.

The audience heard from speakers, listened to music and songs from the Chi Waagimin Bay drum group and watched dances from two UWS students.

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University of Wisconsin-Superior students, Dillion Krisik, left, and Sami Keller perform during the Indigenous Peoples Day celebration at the Maawanji’idiwin — “The Place Where We Come Together” Medicine Wheel and Community Gathering Area on the UWS campus Monday, Oct. 11, 2021. Jed Carlson / Superior Telegram

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The Chi Waagimin Bay drum group plays and sings during the Indigenous Peoples Day celebration at the Maawanji’idiwin — “The Place Where We Come Together” Medicine Wheel on Monday, Oct. 11, 2021, on the UW-Superior campus. Jed Carlson / Superior Telegram

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Superior City Councilor Jenny Van Sickle speaks to the audience during the Indigenous Peoples Day celebration at the Maawanji’idiwin — “The Place Where We Come Together” Medicine Wheel on Monday, Oct. 11, 2021, on the UW-Superior campus. Jed Carlson / Superior Telegram

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Sami Keller, a sophomore at the University of Wisconsin-Superior, performs for the crowd during the Indigenous Peoples Day celebration at the Maawanji’idiwin – “The Place Where We Come Together” Medicine Wheel on campus Monday, Oct. 11, 2021. Jed Carlson / Superior Telegram

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Dillion Krisik, a sophomore at the University of Wisconsin-Superior from Red Cliff, performs a dance during the Indigenous Peoples Day celebration at the Maawanji’idiwin — “The Place Where We Come Together” Medicine Wheel on the UWS campus Monday, Oct. 11, 2021. Jed Carlson / Superior Telegram

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Rep. Nick Milroy speaks to the audience during the Indigenous Peoples Day celebration at the Maawanji’idiwin — “The Place Where We Come Together” Medicine Wheel on Monday, Oct. 11, 2021, on the UW-Superior campus. Jed Carlson / Superior Telegram

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Sami Keller, a sophomore at the University of Wisconsin-Superior, spins during her dance at the Indigenous Peoples Day celebration at the Maawanji’idiwin – “The Place Where We Come Together” Medicine Wheel on campus Monday, Oct. 11, 2021. Jed Carlson / Superior Telegram

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Jed Carlson joined the Superior Telegram in February 2001 as a photographer. He grew up in Willmar, Minnesota. He graduated from Ridgewater Community College in Willmar, then from Minnesota State Moorhead with a major in mass communications with an emphasis in photojournalism.
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