Indigenous Peoples’ Week

Every year, in honor of Indigenous Peoples all around the world, NACP hosts Indigenous Peoples’ Week. Below, see our events for Fall 2023!

IPW 2023

Indigenous Peoples’ Week 2023 Calendar

Join NACP's various events being held for Indigenous Peoples' Week for Fall 2023!

IPW 2023

Monday, October 9th (Indigenous Peoples’ Day) from 11:00 AM-6:00 PM in the ODI Commons (SU 103)

NACP will be having various events all day starting at 11 a.m. to celebrate Indigenous Peoples' Day and kick Indigenous Peoples' Week off! Come Paint Your Culture, enjoy lunch with NACP, and learn how to bead!

IPW 2023

Tuesday, October 10th from 5:30-7:30 PM in the ODI Commons (SU 103)

On Tuesday, October 10th, from 5:30-7:30 PM, we will be hosting a film screening of Imagining the Indian: The Fight Against Native Mascoting presented by the Ciesla Foundation. The film explores the genesis of the exploitation of Native American culture in competitive sports, including the use of names and logos featuring Indians that have been adopted by teams and franchises with no apparent connection to the tribes and peoples whose culture they are appropriating. The film screening will be held in the ODI Commons (SU 103).
IPW 2023

Wednesday, October 11th from 4-6pm in the ODI Commons (SU 103)

The KAIROS Blanket Exercise is an experiential learning tool for teaching various histories of the US through Native lenses. Everyone who attends is a participant and the goal is to experience histories of colonization and the creation of the United States through various Native perspectives. The Blanket Exercise will be held in the ODI Commons (SU 103), hosted by Chris Newell (Passamaquoddy) and endawnis Spears (Diné/Ojibwe/Chickasaw/Choctaw)

October 12, 2023 @ 600 pm EST ODI Commons, SU 103-1


Thursday, October 12th from 6:00-7:30 PM in the ODI Commons (SU 103)

This event is intended to introduce participants to the living and historical languages of Southern New England Algonquian and of Gaelic Ireland. In doing so, it celebrates efforts to promote indigenous languages and cultures negatively affected by colonialism and cultural imperialism and highlights efforts by UConn students, faculty, and community partners to decolonize the Anglophone North Atlantic and to teach and promote minoritized languages.

Presentations on each language will be followed by a discussion on minority languages and how they can be protected and promoted. The workshop will be held in the ODI Commons (SU 103) and hosted by Muireann Nic Corcráin and Samantha Gove (Mashantucket Pequot).