Indigenous Peoples Day Weekend, October 5 – 8, 2018

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Please join us in our 3rd Annual Indigenous Peoples Day Weekend of Healing and Education: A San Miguel County Tradition Since 1998.

Pawnee legal scholar Walter Echo-Hawk commented several years ago at a conference at the Center of the American West in Boulder, “Until the U.S. makes reconciliation with the indigenous peoples of this continent for the genocide that accompanied the nation’s founding, America will never be at peace.”

In our own limited way, the Telluride Institute has partnered with San Miguel County, the Telluride Historical Museum, Between the Covers Bookstore, Ah Haa School of the Arts, Telluride Ski & Golf Co, Telluride Sports, Jumping Jan’ Productions and the Wilkinson Public Library to work towards just such a reconciliation, inviting Ute youth to ski free, holding roundtables and workshops, sponsoring the Indigenous Peoples Day events.

“For the third year since offering a formal apology to Ute tribal peoples for their forced relocation to Utah,” explained former county commissioner and Ute Reconciliation program director Art Goodtimes, “we are celebrating Indigenous Peoples Day — Oct. 8th — with a weekend of talks, a healing workshop, music and poetry performances.”

For more information, including the complete IP Day Weekend Schedule, CLICK HERE.

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