The public is invited to recognize Indigenous Peoples Day on Monday, Oct. 9, at Highline College.
Two native presenters will offer their unique perspectives. Both talks are free and open to all on the college’s main campus.
Highline began official recognition of the day in 2016. The day offers an opportunity both to reflect upon the ongoing struggles of indigenous peoples and to celebrate the thriving culture and value that neighboring tribes, including Muckleshoot, Puyallup, Duwamish and other indigenous nations, add to the college.
Find full event descriptions at Indigenous Peoples Day 2017 here.
Highline College is at 2400 S 240th St., Des Moines.
“Indigenous Peoples in 2017” presented by Dr. Denise Bill
Description: Bills will share what Indigenous Peoples Day means to indigenous peoples. Attendees will learn about the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe and some of its programs: higher education, language, art, history and land.
11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
“En-storying Resistance” presented by Dr. Qwo-Li Driskill
Description: Using poetry, history and personal story, Driskill will address how by telling their stories, indigenous and LGBTQ-plus peoples can contribute to social transformation, resistance, healing and imaginings of a decolonized future. Driskill’s talk is presented in partnership with LGBTQIA Week.