(CBS DETROIT) – Gov. Whitmer proclaims Oct. 11 as Indigenous Peoples’ Day in the state of Michigan.

There are three major tribal groups still in Michigan the Chippewa, Ottawa, and Potawatomi, as well as smaller indigenous tribes.

READ MORE: Kellogg's Being Sued Over Strawberry Pop-Tarts

“Today is a day of remembrance, reflection, and celebration of the Indigenous peoples, including those who call Michigan home,” said Gov. Whitmer in a news release. “The success of tribal communities is inextricably linked to Michigan’s success, and we must ensure that they have an empowered voice and seat at the table. I am proud to proclaim Oct.11 as Indigenous Peoples’ Day and celebrate the thriving cultures and values that our tribal communities contribute to our state.”

READ MORE: Target To Open Store In Midtown Detroit

President Biden also proclaimed Oct. 11 as Indigenous Peoples’ Day, and he is the first U.S. president to formally recognize it.

MORE NEWS: City of Hamtramck To Handout Water Filters On Oct.26

© 2021 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.