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

Thoughts on Indigenous Peoples Day

I want to add my voice to those who support Indigenous Peoples Day because it will provide us — all of us, including our children

Why focus on Indigenous Peoples Day?

“Out of all the things World of Wellesley could be focusing on, why support a citizen’s petition to rename Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples Day

Events

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

Date: October 11, 2021

Time: 5:00 PM

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.⁠

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

Date: September 29, 2021

Time: 7:00PM - 8:00PM

Location: Zoom

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The Committee for Indigenous Peoples Day Wellesley (WOW) and the Wellesley Public Library are excited to announce Wellesley’s first event to celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day this year! This virtual event will feature Larry Spotted Crow Mann of the Nipmuc tribe detailing the untold history of what is presently called Massachusetts and why Indigenous Peoples Day should be a national day of remembrance, education and celebration. Be sure to register in advance as spaces are limited!

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.

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