Indigenous Peoples’ Day Events

October 10 11:00 am - October 11 7:30 pm

Honor and celebrate Indigenous peoples and culture with three events on Indigenous Peoples’ Day this year.

At Columbia

Holistic Healing with Plants, Part 1: Goldenrod, Elder & Pine
featuring Curtis Zunigha (Lenape) and Liz Neves
Via Zoom, October 11th, 4–5 p.m.

Learn how to identify, harvest, and use three Native plants that grow in and around New York City, including information on traditional medicinal uses by Indigenous Peoples of the Northeast. Get to know three special plants with a wide variety of healing applications and see a harvesting and medicine-making demonstration. Sponsored by the Columbia Nursing Office of Diversity and Cultural Affairs and The Lenape Center. Register here.

Ella Cara Deloria Lecture: Indigenous Representation in Media
featuring Joely Proudfit, PhD (Pechanga Band of Luiseño Mission)
555 Lerner Hall or via Zoom, October 11, 6–7:30 p.m.

From Reservation Dogs to Rutherford Falls, Native American representation has been on the rise. What does this mean for the community? What is the significance of taking control of one’s own narrative, and how can this be more than a moment? Listen and interact with media leader Joely Proudfit (bio). The annual Ella Cara Deloria Lecture is named after a prominent Yankton Sioux educator, anthropologist, ethnographer, linguist, and 1915 graduate of Teachers College.  Sponsored by the Columbia Office of Multicultural Affairs and the Native American Council. Register here.

In New York City

Indigenous Peoples’ Day New York City
Randall’s Island, October 10, 11 a.m. – October 11, 2 p.m.

Organized by the Redhawk Native American Arts Council, a 24-hour celebration of Indigenous culture, music, song, dance, food, ceremony, and prayer will include a sunrise ceremony on Monday morning. Say the organizers: “This past year, we were unable to gather. Our communities were hit hard, and we want to reclaim this space to celebrate our resilience and those who were lost…. This year, for Indigenous Peoples’ Day NYC we are going to gather safely, and ensure that our community receives the togetherness it deserves.” Register here.