City of Gainesville to commemorate Indigenous Peoples Day with ceremony, new historical marker


The City of Gainesville will celebrate the culture, traditions and history of the first inhabitants of the land during a ceremony where a new historical marker at City Hall will be unveiled.

The event includes music and prayer by members of the Cherokee, Creek, Seminole and Sioux nations, as well as a proclamation read by Mayor Lauren Poe, recognizing the Potano people, part of the Timucua Nation, who once inhabited north central Florida.

When: Monday, Oct. 11 from 6-6:30 p.m.

Where: City Hall Plaza, 200 E. University Avenue

To help ensure public health and safety, neighbors are asked to practice social distancing at the event.