indigenous peoples day

Second Monday of October

30-Day Racial Equity Indigenous Peoples Challenge

Break down barriers and biases by collectively and individually:

  1. Increasing our awareness and appreciation for the diversity of Indigenous people
  2. Deepening our understanding about the history of Indigenous people
  3. Deepening our understanding about the current issues faced by Indigenous people in North America

News

Myth Busting Thanksgiving

The Committee for IPD Wellesley, World of Wellesley and Equal Justice in Needham for Families are excited to announce our virtual event: Myth Busting Thanksgiving

Events

When the Land Speaks: An Untold History and Living Presence of the Indigenous of Massachusetts; and the Importance of Celebrating Indigenous Peoples Day

Date: October 9, 2022
Time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Virtual event
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The Committee for Indigenous Peoples Day Wellesley, WOW is honored to welcome back Native American Cultural Educator, Larry Spotted Crow Mann of the Nipmuc Nation. Please join us as this award winning speaker details the untold history and continued presence of Indigenous Peoples in what is presently called Massachusetts. In advance of this year’s Indigenous Peoples Day on October 10th, the speaker will also detail why Indigenous Peoples Day should be a national day of remembrance, education and celebration.

Sponsored by The Committee for Indigenous Peoples Day Wellesley, World of Wellesley

Myth Busting Thanksgiving

Date: November 22, 2021
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Location: Zoom
Mythbusting Thanksgiving

The Committee for IPD Wellesley, World of Wellesley and Equal Justice in Needham for Families are excited to announce our virtual event: Myth Busting Thanksgiving on November 22, 2021 at 7:00PM EST! Kisha James (Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head Aquinnah and Oglala Lakota) will be debunking the settler narrative of Thanksgiving that remains pervasive in our classrooms and communities. The presentation will be followed by a live Q&A. ⁠

Automatic captions will be provided. This event is not appropriate for children.

Family Storytime with Carole Lindstrom (Anishinaabe/Metis, enrolled with Turtle Mountain Band of Ojibwe)

Date: October 11, 2021
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Location: Zoom
IPD Celebration 2021

We are so excited to be sponsoring Equal Justice in Needham for Families’ storytime event on Indigenous Peoples Day, October 11, along with Wellesley Free Library! New York Times bestselling author Carole Lindstrom (Anishinaabe/Metis, enrolled with Turtle Mountain Band of Ojibwe) will be reading her children’s book We Are Water Protectors inspired by Standing Rock and all Indigenous Peoples fighting for clean water. The reading will be followed by an interactive Q&A and activities to learn about ways to protect the Earth and our waters in everyday life. The event will be held on Zoom and will have ASL interpretation.⁠

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