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City to Host Annual Indigenous Peoples Day Celebrations

From Oct. 6 through Oct. 8, the City of Boulder will host a series of Indigenous Peoples Day events.

In 2016, Boulder City Council adopted Resolution No. 1190 declaring the second Monday of October as Indigenous Peoples Day. Boulder’s observance is part of a national effort to recognize and honor the existence, culture and contributions of the original inhabitants of North America.

The City of Boulder and local organizations have come together to promote knowledge about Indigenous Peoples in the Boulder Valley. The festivities, held throughout the city, will include dialogue on current issues of importance to Indigenous communities, a youth cultural exchange experience, art exhibits, a Pow Wow featuring traditional dance and song and a parade – all focused on the stories, culture and history of the Indigenous Peoples of North America. The City of Boulder provided financial support through grants offered by the Human Relations Commission and Boulder Arts Commission.

Indigenous Peoples Day is celebrated by cities and counties across the United States, including: Denver, CO; Alpena, MI; Berkeley, CA; Bexar County, Texas; Albuquerque, NM; Anadarko, OK; Lawrence, KS; Minneapolis, MN; Olympia, WA; Portland, OR; St. Paul, MN; Santa Cruz, CA; and Seattle, WA.

More information on the city’s annual celebration can be found at https://bouldercolorado.gov/community-relations/indigenous-peoples-day.

Published: Oct. 3, 2018

Media Contacts:
Clay Fong, Community Relations Manager, 303-441-3141
Zach McGee, Media Relations, 303-868-6810
https://bouldercolorado.gov

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