INDIGENOUS PEOPLES DAY
A SAN MIGUEL COUNTY TRADITION SINCE 1998
5th Annual Indigenous Peoples Day: A Weekend of Healing and Education
Pawnee legal scholar Walter Echo-Hawk commented several years ago at a conference 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, and sponsoring the Indigenous Peoples Day events.
Ute Wisdom, Language and Creation Story | Larry Cesspooch | TEDxYouth@ParkCity
2020 IP Day Schedule:
Our Indigenous Peoples Day programming is all virtual this year due to the pandemic. Listen on the radio at www.KOTO.org to hear from our Ute neighbors. We will also be offering a program with TellurideLibrary.org.
Join us on Zoom on Sunday, October 11, at 6 pm for our next Borderlands of Southern Colorado online lecture. In this discussion, activists and organizers Red Fawn Fallis and Sky Roosevelt Morris will address the roles of protest, ceremony, and community in 21st century Indigenous resistance. The event is open to the public with a suggested donation of $5. Our Online Borderlands Lecture Series is generously supported by the Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area and Colorado State University Pueblo.
(Artwork by Lauren Metzger)