INDIGENOUS PEOPLES DAY

AN ANNUAL TRADITION

INDIGENOUS PEOPLES DAY
AN ANNUAL TRADITION

A SAN MIGUEL COUNTY TRADITION SINCE 1998.

This year’s third Indigenous Peoples Day weekend hosted by the Telluride Institute and funded by a grant from San Miguel County as well as private donations from Durfee Day and Audrey Marnoy will kick off with a talk by Uncompahgre Ute elder and former tribal chair Roland McCook of Montrose Friday, Oct. 5th.

(Ed. Note: We don’t have all the details ironed out yet, so watch for updates)

  • Retired BLM archaeologist Glade Hadden who uncovered the Eagle Rockshelter on the Gunnison River in Delta County – the oldest archaeological site in Colorado – will talk on the 13 centuries of continuous habitation on the Western Slope
  • Poet and curandera Eutimia Cruz Montoya of Denver will probably do a healing workshop and a performance on Saturday, Oct. 6th
  • Ute Mountain Ute leader, former Bears Ears Intertribal Coalition vice-chair and current Telluride Institute trustee Regina Lopez-Whitehorse will do an open roundtable discussion with the community, probably Sunday, Oct. 7th
  • An urban Indian coming from the Kumeyaay Tribe of Southern California & Baja, Rick Chavolla heads up the American Indian Community Center in New York City and will speak Monday about the possibility of a Native American cultural center / international embassy in Telluride

For more information, contact Art Goodtimes on Facebook. Post or message at community page Indigenous Peoples Day – San Miguel County, or call 970-729-0220 (talk or text but no voice mail please).

 

Started by San Miguel County in 2016, Indigenous Peoples Day is being provided county funding to match private funding raised by the Telluride Institute and is delegating administrative responsibilities to the Institute this year, in cooperation with the Telluride Historical Museum’s providing a venue.

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