Minnesota proclaimed the second Monday of October Indigenous Peoples’ Day in October 2019. Everyday, especially today, we celebrate and recognize the Indigenous Nation(s) of turtle island. Rooted in the belief that our Youth, our communities, our Indigenous relatives feel safe, accepted, and supported, The Bridge stands in solidarity with the 11 Tribal Nations of Mnisóta
Youth, staff and commUNITY! The Bridge had so much fun participating in the 2022 Twin Cities Pride Festival. If you have photos you are posting to social media, be sure to tag The Bridge and use the hashtag #BFYcommUNITY so we can find them and add them to this post!
January 1, 1863, almost three years into the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation, which declared all enslaved people in the Confederate states were free. But Lincoln’s executive order did not fully abolish slavery in the U.S., as it didn’t apply to those held as property in bordering states who were loyal