Day 16 Racial Equity Indigenous People’s Day Challenge

30+ Day Racial Equity Indigenous Peoples Challenge

October 16th – day 16

Thank you for participating in the 30+ Day Racial Equity: Indigenous Peoples Challenge.

Today is Day 16. Here are the reading, watching and listening material for the challenge. Remember you can choose 1 learning experience, or all. It is entirely up to you.


READ: Defund the Police? Let’s Defund and Recreate the Current Education System While We’re at It.

WATCH:  How the US stole thousands of Native American children (13:41)

LISTEN: 1989 – American Indian Activist Russell Means testifies at Senate Hearing – The late Russell Means (Oglala Lakota) harshly criticizes the Bureau of Indian Affairs and Indian leadership of reservations. (6 minutes)

ACT: Create a PSA (Public Service Announcement) poster or video:

  1. Describe stereotypes in your environment (grocery stores, party/costume shops, books, movies/cartoons/television, etc.)
  2. Explain the stereotype
  3. Correct misinformation
  4. Offer a challenge to dismantle stereotypes (i.e.: stop buying product)

Here is the link for a daily chart and your private reflections.   Just download it to your computer and access it at your leisure.

If you want to share reflections in community, you may post them on padlet.   Please follow our guidelines for all public reflection posts.

Thank you for joining us in our racial equity journey.


Indigenous Peoples Education Committee.