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Indigenous Peoples’ Day - Monday, October 12, 2020

 

Posoh mawaw-new weyak!

 

Today is Indigenous Peoples’ Day. Today we remember, recognize, and celebrate Indigenous contributions around the world. More states, cities, and towns are choosing to replace Columbus Day and instead, celebrate and honor Indigenous peoples.

 

Collectively, the nation’s 37 American Indian tribally- and federally-chartered institutions of higher education have served Indigenous communities for many years. Through education, scholarship, research, and community partnership, the College of Menominee Nation continues to advance its mission by supporting students from many Tribal Nations and all others interested in our approach to nation building.

 

There are 574 federally recognized Tribal Nations in the United States, each with its own unique culture, language, government and identity. Wisconsin is home to a number of Tribal Nations with 11 federally recognized tribes: Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, Forest County Potawatomi, Ho-Chunk Nation, Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin, Oneida Nation, Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, Mole Lake Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, Saint Croix Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin, Stockbridge-Munsee Community Band of Mohican Indians, and the Brothertown Indian Nation (non-federally or state recognized).

 

We ask our campus community, friends, collaborators, and community partners to participate in Indigenous Peoples’ Day events. This not only helps to create a shared understanding of Indigenous peoples' contributions to and place in society today, but also advances the work of our College.

 

Learn more: Indigenous Peoples’ Day resources for today (Monday, October 12)

 

October 12, 2020 / 11:30 to 12:30PM CT - Menominee Scholar Sasanehsaeh Pyawasay-Jennigns speaks on Supporting Native Students; Building Relationships with Native Nations - http://bit.ly/IndigenousClemson

 

October 12, 2020 | 1 to 2PM CT - Mindfulness Virtual Information Session. Introduction to a 6-week course on Mindfulness led by Michael Waupoose. E-mail mgollnow@menominee.edu to register.

 

October 12, 2020 | 12 PM CT - Indigenous Peoples' Day - Youth in Action: Conversations About Our Future Mascots, Monuments and Memorialization. https://nmai.brand.live/c/indigenouspeoplesday

 

Learn more: Indigenous People’s resources throughout the year:

 

October 2020 | Various Dates, Times, Speakers - Seven Generations Inter-Tribal Leadership Summit Innovation in Education Throughout October - http://www.menominee.edu/news2.aspx?id=2002

 

College of Menominee Nation Annual Report 2019-2020 - http://www.menominee.edu/pdfs/CMN_2020_Annual_Report_web.pdf

 

Illuminatives - Created and led by Native peoples, IllumiNative is a new nonprofit initiative designed to increase the visibility of – and challenge the negative narrative about – Native Nations and peoples in American society. https://illuminatives.org/indigenouspeoplesday2020/ | Download the Indigenous Peoples’ Day Toolkit

 

The Ways - Stories on Culture & Language from Native communities around the central Great Lakes - https://theways.org

 

United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples - Today the Declaration is the most comprehensive international instrument on the rights of indigenous peoples. It establishes a universal framework of minimum standards for the survival, dignity and well-being of the indigenous peoples of the world and it elaborates on existing human rights standards and fundamental freedoms as they apply to the specific situation of indigenous peoples. https://www.un.org/development/desa/indigenouspeoples/declaration-on-the-rights-of-indigenous-peoples.html