Indigenous Peoples’ Day Free Virtual Programs

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Indigenous Peoples’ Day – October 11th, 2021

This worldwide movement recognizes the history and contributions of Indigenous Peoples throughout the Americas. This year, we will honor those who never returned home from Indian Boarding Schools.

Free Virtual Programs:

12:00pm (CT) via Zoom – Get tickets on Eventbrite

Join us for an informational presentation for students about the Indian Boarding school era. There will be time for a short Q&A at the end of the presentation.

6:00pm (CT) via Zoom – Get tickets on Eventbrite

Join us for a presentation and discussion with guest speakers about Indian Boarding schools in North America. There will be a short Q&A at the end of the presentation

Presentation by:

Lauren van Schilfgaarde

Cochiti Pueblo

San Manuel Band of Mission Indians

Tribal Legal Development Clinic Director at UCLA School of Law

Indigenous Peoples’ Day

The Indigenous Law & Policy Center is at the forefront of Indian law issues and home to one of the most well-known Indigenous Law programs in the nation. 

Today on Indigenous Peoples’ Day, we recognize this work and celebrate the next generation of water protectors, Indian childhood welfare defenders, and tribal judges supported by the Center, as well as the students and communities they serve.

Artwork: “The Seeds Are Planted” by Zoey Wood-Salomon

Nisqually Tribal Council Member Willie Frank III and Attorney Ann Tweedy to Speak at Seattle U.

In honor of Indigenous Peoples Day, Nisqually Tribal Council Member Willie Frank III and I will be speaking at Seattle U. at noon on Monday on the Ongoing Invisibility of Native and Tribal Rights. More information here.

“Perils of Indigenous People’s Day”

From the San Francisco Chronicle.

An excerpt:

So when Penn State social studies Professor Sarah Shear examined state history standards around the country in 2014, she found that 87 percent of references to Native Americans in the standards addressed their history before 1900. And not a single state included content about present-day native peoples.

When Shear asked her undergraduate students what they knew about Native Americans, unsurprisingly, they referred only to the woes that native peoples had endured. “They were coming to college believing that all Indians are dead,” Shear noted.

Indigenous Peoples Day at Michigan State University

NAISO is holding their “Indigenous Peoples Day Rally and Candlelight
Vigil” this evening at 6:00pm at ‘The Rock’, In Honor of the thousands of
Indigenous people who have died since Columbus got lost in America. Please
come out and support them.

I’ll be speaking at this event tonight at 6.