Indigenous Peoples' Day in Millvale

Indigenous Peoples Day Proclamation

We are honored to celebrate Indigenous Peoples' Day in Millvale today -  Monday, October 14th, 2019.

Borough offices will be operating at normal business hours from 8am - 4:30pm.

The text from the Proclamation reads as follows:

Indigenous Peoples’ Day Proclamation


Whereas, we draw attention to the fact that millions of indigenous people inhabited the land our country is founded on prior to arrival of Christopher Columbus to North America.

Whereas, we recognize that as late as the 1700s, Millvale was once an area that the Seneca people called their home.

Whereas, we celebrate, honor, and commemorate the shared history and culture of indigenous people.

Whereas, we promote discussion of the hardships that indigenous people endured through their history. 

Whereas, we stand together with a variety of other states and communities across our country to recognize the accomplishments and the contributions of indigenous people in our history.

Whereas, our goal is to raise awareness, educate the community and bring Indigenous Peoples’ Day to our community.

Now, therefore, be it resolved that,

I, Millvale Junior Councilmember James E Burn, along with Mayor Brian Spoales and the members of Millvale Borough Council

Proclaim Monday, October 14th 2019 and the second Monday of October here after “Indigenous Peoples’ Day”. I encourage all Millvale residents to honor the sacrifices, culture, traditions and contributions of the Indigenous people of North America that has help make our society what it is today.