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Indigenous Peoples Day Request for Proposal Released, Due June 14

City of Boulder News GraphicThe City of Boulder’s Human Relations Commission is soliciting proposals from local organizations that would like to host a non-in-person event for the annual Indigenous Peoples Day, to be held between Friday, Oct. 8, and Monday, Oct. 11, 2021.

The celebration is part of a national effort to recognize and honor the existence, culture and contributions of the original inhabitants of North America.

Community groups and organizations are eligible for grants through the Human Relations Commission with a maximum amount of $2,000 per event. In addition, the Office of Arts and Culture is offering enhancement sponsorships of up to $2,000 available per event for programs that include arts components.

Events must abide by all public health requirements and organizers will be required to provide a compliance plan where applicable.

Funding priority criteria includes:

  • Community-initiated event
  • Nonprofit agency/group
  • Free and open to the public
  • Held between Oct. 8-11, 2021

Arts components examples include:

  • Visual arts and crafts
  • Music, theater and dance
  • Educational activities and lectures

Proposals must be received by 5 p.m., Monday, June 14, 2021.

For the past six years, hundreds of community members have participated in celebration activities including dances, poetry, teach-ins, film screenings and performances to celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day.

For more information and an application, visit, contact Clay Fong at [email protected] or call 303-441-3141.

Media Contact:

Zach McGee, Media Relations, 303-868-6810
Clay Fong, Office of Human Rights, 303-441-3141

Published April 29, 2021