**All events for Indigenous Peoples Week 2021 will be held via Zoom!
Indigenous Peoples’ Week Event Calendar 2021
Indigenous Peoples’ Week: Monday, October 11, 2021 – Friday, October 15, 2021
Indigenous Peoples' Day is a day to celebrate the legacy of Native and Indigenous peoples and recognize the impact of colonialism on our communities. It is a day to celebrate our strength as contemporary Native peoples by uplifting our cultures, traditions, ways of life, and resilience.
We are still here.
Although historically this day was recognized as C*lumbus Day, many states have dropped celebrations of the colonizer and adopted Indigenous Peoples' Day instead. At UConn, NACP provides events and celebration all week long to pay homage and respect to our ancestors and our upbringings into our culture. As contemporary Natives we must continue to pave the way for those relatives who will come after us. Our ancestors are the ones who have empowered us to do so.
See below for more information about individual events and how to join us!
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Monday, Oct 11– Happy Indigenous Peoples’ Day!
Monday, Oct 11–Land Grab CT Website Launch – 12pm landgrabct.org
“INDIGENOUS PEOPLES’ DAY: Past, Present, and Future” 6pm via Zoom
Tuesday, Oct 12th– “Indigenous at Connecticut Universities: Student Perspectives Panel”
Yale X QU X UConn, 6pm
Wednesday, Oct 13– Quinektikut Blanket Exercise
Led by the Akomawt Educational Initiative, 4-6pm
Thursday, Oct 14– Keynote Address #LANDGRABU
Dr. Robert Lee and Tristan Ahtone- Authors of landgrabu.org, 4pm
Friday, Oct 15– ENCOUNTERS DIALOGUE
Land Grab CT: A Dialogue on UConn’s Colonial History, 12-2pm
Attendance by registration only: click here to register!
The keynote event (Thursday 10/14) will address the wealth and land accumulation built through the dispossession of Indigenous people and how they are tied to the Land Grant university system through the Morrill Act of 1862. The dialogue event will be held virtually in conjunction with the Democracy and Dialogues initiative of Dodd Impact and the Human Rights Institute as a continuation of the conversation from the previous day. Both events are open to the UConn Community and the dialogue is capped at 40 participants.