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

Being a Good Guest

Indigenous Peoples have been caretaking these lands since time immemorial, and we are still here. The Thanksgiving myth is harmful because it erases the truth of what was done to the Wampanoag and every other tribe after them.

Native American Heritage Month Challenge

Read, Watch, and Act – do two items from each category! Increase our awareness and appreciation for the diversity of Indigenous people, deepen our understanding

Events

National Day of Mourning 2020

Date: November 26, 2020

Time: 12:00 pm

Location: Online

National Day of Mourning 2020

The livestream and pre-recorded content for the National Day of Mourning on November 26 can be viewed beginning at approximately 12 noon EST via the United American Indians of New England (UAINE) website, at the UAINE facebook group, on Youtube, and at the hate5six website.

Myth Busting Thanksgiving

Date: October 28, 2020

Time: 3:00 - 4:00 pm

Location: Online

mythbusting thanksgiving

If you plan to have your students learn and write about Thanksgiving, this webinar will help you teach this topic with greater accuracy and sensitivity. Kisha James, enrolled member of the Wampanoag Tribe of Gayhead Aquinnah and Oglala Lakota and the grand-daughter of Wamsutta James, will cover common myths. Dr. Debbie Reese, tribally enrolled, Nambé Pueblo, will share recommendations for books and curricular materials. Hear advice on materials selection and suggestions for teaching Thanksgiving with cultural sensitivity. See examples of possible Thanksgiving writing tasks, and hear them critiqued.

This event is offered by our partners.

Indigenous Peoples Day Virtual Film and Community Dialogue

Date: October 12, 2020

Time: 3:00 - 4:15 pm

Location: Zoom

IPD film Lyla June

Please join us for a short film presenting Lyla June, an Indigenous environmental scientist, educator, community organizer and musician. Lyla June, who is of Diné (Navajo), Tsétsêhéstâhese (Cheyenne) and European lineage is from Taos New Mexico.  She inspires personal, collective and ecological healing through her multi-genre presentations on the topics of climate crisis, Indigenous rights, inter-cultural healing, and traditional land stewardship practices. After the short film there will be a community discussion.

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