Outdoor Mural Celebrates Indigenous Culture at UMD

DULUTH, Minn. – A new mural was painted outside the Kirby Bus Hub at the University of Minnesota Duluth.

The mural honors and celebrates the indigenous people of Duluth.

It features a turtle with thirteen shell pieces on its back. That represents the thirteen moons or months on the Anishinaabe calendar.

The artist worked collaboratively with UMD students on the mural.

“Duluth itself is a really culturally significant place and I feel like the indigenous history and the history before people started migrating here is really rich and really interesting and it’s just great to have opportunities to be able to share that,” said artist Moira Villiard.

On Monday, an indoor mural was painted at UMD as part of the same project telling the story of the Anishinaabe coming to the Northland.

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