September 21, 2023

Learning for Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Monday, October 9th is Indigenous Peoples’ Day! How will you engage with the community and reflect?

Join the Native Student Union, Center for Social Change, Office of Equity & Inclusion, and the Inclusion and Multicultural Engagement (IME) office as we honor Indigenous Peoples’ Day with intentional opportunities to learn, reflect, and engage.

Monday, October 2nd – “Beyond Feathers and Fringe” Panel Discussion, Stamm East (Fowler Student Center) from 5:30-7:00pm - Join Native panelists while we discuss the importance and history of Indigenous Peoples’ Day. We will also discuss the challenges that come with being Indigenous in Portland, Oregon. With a focus on finding our community, celebrating our culture, and reflecting on Indigenous Peoples’ Day. Featured panelists will include Dr. Waylon Lenk (Artist in Residence) and Annabelle Rousseau (L&C alum, former NSU President). This panel will be facilitated by Jaime Cale (Program Manager from the Office of Equity and Inclusion). Snacks will be provided by Bison Coffee. All is welcomed and encouraged.

Monday, October 9th – Indigenous Peoples’ Day Community Mixer, Gregg Pavillion (CAS Campus) from 5:00-7:00pm – An intentional event that centers on those who identify as Indigenous. Through a community dinner, we hope to story tell, heal, and celebrate. RSVP is required.

Tuesday, October 10th Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ) presents “The Fight for Self Determination. Indigenous Solidarity from Portland to the Philippines,” at Miller 207 from 3:45-5:00pm. This workshop focused on indigenous solidarity and non-indigenous allyship. Snacks will be provided. RSVP is encouraged!

There are many ways to engage and advocate for social change. From engaging in direct service to voting or fundraising for a good cause. Learn on your own or from the community during these opportunities and beyond. Share what you have learned with others to continue the hard work of racial justice and social change. We can all take part in antiracist work and center our Indigenous community through our day-to-day actions and learning. If you are interested in learning beyond these opportunities, be sure to engage with any of our offices:

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