Indigenous People’s Day Celebration at Paul Bunyan Park

Today is Indigenous People’s Day, and to celebrate, Rock the Vote Native Style and 7th Generation is holding a celebration at Paul Bunyan Park around 3 p.m.

According to a release, political and voter participation in Native American communities has surged over the past decade.

In the 2018 midterms, two states sent the first Native American women to the U.S. Congress, and Minnesota Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan became the second Native American woman to be elected to statewide executive office in U.S. history.

Rock the Vote Native Style is a Native-led campaign in Northern Minnesota to support voter education and mobilization, and empower Indigenous communities to make their voices heard in the 2020 election on critical issues like racial and climate justice.


Larissa Donovan is the News Director for the stations of Paul Bunyan Broadcasting and has been, almost without interruption, since Election Day 2016. She covers events and issues in north central Minnesota, which include local government, crime, courts, education, environment and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University and received her degree in 2018. Larissa, native to the great state of New York, grew up in Bemidji, and enjoys spending her spare time with her family and pet cat. She also loves Star Trek, punk rock music and the theater.


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