EPCC to hold 2nd Annual Indigenous People’s Celebration

The El Paso Community College (EPCC) Student Government Association and Campus Life in collaboration with Ysleta Del Sur Pueblo, UTEP College of Liberal Arts and  Academic Revival of Indigenous Studies and Education (ARISE) will celebrate the 2nd Annual Indigenous People’s Celebration: U.S.- Mexico Border.

This celebration will take place October 12-23.

Indigenous Peoples’ Day is a holiday that celebrates and honors Native American peoples and commemorates their histories and cultures. It is celebrated across the United States on the second Monday in October and is an official city and state holiday in various localities.

It began as a counter-celebration held on the same day as the U.S. federal holiday of Columbus Day, which honors Italian explorer Christopher Columbus.

A different panel of discussions will be presented on different issues every weekday from noon to 1:30 p.m.:

            Monday, Oct.12             Indigenous Resiliency during a Global Pandemic

            Tuesday, Oct. 13           Can Indigeneity be measured by Blood Law?

            Wednesday, Oct. 14      Honoring our Indigenous Responsibilities to the Land

            Thursday, Oct. 15          Expanding the Anahuaca Identity and Consciousness to the Four Directions

            Friday, Oct. 16              Reawakening the Mother Tongue

            Monday, Oct. 19            Redefining “allyship” Amongst Indigenous Communities and the Academia

            Tuesday, Oct. 20           Unapologetically Indigenous: Abandoning Stereotypes

            Wednesday, Oct. 21      Reconciliation of the Original Peoples of the Americas

            Thursday, Oct. 22          Addressing Regional Indigenous Land Concerns

            Friday, Oct. 23              Making Space to Speak: Student Involvement in Higher Education

Join the discussions by clicking here and Learn more in our Indigenous People’s Celebration website  Both links will be available on October 12th

For more information about this celebration please contact Yadira Corral [email protected]