The City of Boulder invites community members to participate in a series of Indigenous Peoples Day events to honor Indigenous Peoples, their cultures and their strong and enduring connections to the Boulder area, which have existed since time immemorial. For more information about Indigenous Peoples Day, including the event schedule, visit the city’s website.

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2022 Indigenous Peoples Day Celebrations 10/08/2022 23:59 10/08/2022 00:00 America/Denver <p class="address" translate="no"><span class="locality">Boulder</span>, <span class="administrative-area">CO</span><br> <span class="country">United States</span></p> MM/DD/YYYY CONFIRMED OPAQUE

Saturday, October 8, 2022

“Current Conversations, Generational Trauma and Healing,” Right Relationship Boulder

  • 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., Virtual.

  • Presented by Right Relationship Boulder. Healing generational trauma is a conversation that must happen. Transgenerational trauma occurs when trauma-related stress experienced by survivors is passed on to subsequent generations. The scope of the trauma inflicted by residential schools, enslavement, attempted genocide, forced relocation and assimilation, and the ongoing effects of colonialism, racism and appropriation are still being felt today. Panelists: Marty Chase Alone (Lakota), Jordan Dresser (Northern Arapaho), Billie Sutton (Southern Arapaho).
  • Register here.

“Voces Ancestrales por la Madre Tierra / Ancestral Voices for Mother Earth,” Luna Cultura

  • 2 to 5 p.m. in the lobby of the Atlas Institute at CU Boulder.

  • Presented by Luna Cultura, this is an event of art, culture, oral tradition, and sound. With poetry, music, and indigenous art from the Sierra Norte region of Puebla, the Highlands of Chiapas in Mexico, and Port au Prince in Haiti. It also integrates the art of storytelling, by connecting with ancestral stories through embroidery. The preparation of amaranth “Alegrías”, a mystical ancestral Mesoamerican food, is included for everyone to taste. It is an intercultural event, where mysticism, art, and history interweave narratives for the care of Mother Earth and Resilience. This is a bilingual event.

  • Learn more and register here.

“Current Conversations, Revitalizing Indigenous Language,” Right Relationship Boulder

  • 3:30 to 5 p.m., Virtual.

  • Presented by Right Relationship Boulder. The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 2022-2032 as the International Decade of Indigenous Languages to draw global attention on the critical situation of many Indigenous languages and to mobilize resources for their preservation, revitalization, and promotion. Join us to learn more about how this proclamation is being brought to life in Colorado and the United States. Panelists: Joseph Dupris (Modoc, Klamath, Paiute, Lakota), Theresa HisChase (Northern Arapaho), Fort Lewis College Indigenous Language program representative.

  • Register here.