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