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Indigenous People's Day proclamation celebrated at yearly feast, issues discussed

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DULUTH, MN -

Thursday evening the Duluth Indigenous Commission (DIC), along with city leaders, raised awareness of people's culture, contributions and current issues in our community.

Some of the issues that were discussed is the heroin and opioid abuse happening in Duluth that they say is plaguing the Native American population. 

At the feast, which was held in Priley Gardens outside of Duluth City Hall, there were Native speakers, as well as Duluth law enforcement officials speaking. 

"Well it's important to come together so we support one another, and raise each other up. That's always who we are as Native people, and we want to continue to do that and let each other know that were all still here and members of this and part of this town," Duluth Indigenous Commissioner, Mary Owen, said. 

There was also a ceremony to commemorate Indigenous People's Day, and a mayoral proclamation was issued on Monday. 

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