The Native American and Indigenous Collective, in partnership with the Native American and Indigenous Peoples' Associaion, and the Native American and Indigenous Studies Program at UT Austin is proud to present its' first ever Indigenous Peoples' Week!
We are excited to have a week full of events pertaining to Native and Indigenous heritage!
EVENTS AND DESCRIPTIONS
October 9th: Decolonize UT Panel
Where: SZB 104, 6:30-7:30pm
In partnership with the Pride and Equity Faculty/ Staff Association and the UT Organizing Committee of the Texas State Employees' Union, the Native American and Indigenous Collective and Studies Program presents a panel on decolonizing the university campus. Speakers include prominent leaders from the Native and Indigenous community, as well as faculty members, staff, and student voices.
October 10th: The Red Road: Share Your Medicine
Where: Multicultural engagement center
When: All day, culiminating in an ojo de dios workshop at 5 pm.
Students are welcome to join NAIC and NAIPA members throughout the day in the multicultural engagement center where we will socialize and gather to share our medicine. Feel free to bring whatever your medicine may be, such as poetry, herbal remedies, storytelling, rattles, drums, or just your presence.
October 11th: Film Screening! Indian 101.
Where: Resistencia Bookstore, 4926 E. Cesar Chavez st
The film discusses American Indian activist, LaDonna Harris' life, work in activism, and Comanche upbringing. LaDonna Harris founded American Indians for Opportunity, and we are showing this screening in honor of her upcoming visit to the UT Campus!
Potluck style: Feel free to bring your own traditional dishes that are indigenous to your community.
October 12th: Indigenous Peoples' Day. Tianguis/ Flea Market
Hosted by NAIS, NAIC, and NAIPA.
We will begin our celebration in Winship Circle at 4 pm! The tianguis/ flea market is donation or trade based. This is an exciting addition to our festivities, as you can see the many crafts that Native and Indigenous folx have been working on!
October 13: Indigenous Rights: A Hemispheric Forum Ten Years After the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
3-7 PM at the Quadrangle Room in the Student Union.
This is a high profile event organized by NAIS. Indigenous intellectual and political leaders, LaDonna Harris (Comanche), David Chonquehuanca (Aymara, Bolivia), and Pamela Palmater (Mi'kmaw, Canada) will join us for a hemispheric and transnational dialogue on indigenous issues.
October 14th and 15th
San Marcos Sacred Springs Powwow!
This powwow occurns near the Sacred Springs of San Marcos. The powwow features Native artisans, dancers, storytellers, and food vendors.
This powwow is made possible by the Indigenous Cultures Institute of San Marcos. Members of NAIC will be carpooling, so please contact NAIC @ UT Austin if you are interested in going!