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

10/7/2021

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.