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University Community Honors Indigenous Peoples’ Day
On Monday, Oct. 10, Syracuse University will host a Universitywide celebration of Indigenous Peoples’ Day. The new Indigenous Peoples’ Day initiative is one of 18 short-term recommendations made by the Chancellor’s Workgroup on Diversity and Inclusion.
The new campus initiative recognizes and honors the history, cultures and contributions of indigenous peoples, and aims to raise awareness and generate dialogue across the campus community. Learn more about the University’s adoption of Indigenous People’s Day in Chancellor Kent Syverud’s latest Orange Friends message.
The Office of Multicultural Affairs and the Indigenous Students at Syracuse student organization are hosting the celebration on the University Place Promenade from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m., with remarks at 11:30 a.m. There will also be a “We Stand with Standing Rock” round dance flash mob at 1 p.m. at Destiny USA.
SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) will also host a celebration of Indigenous People’s Day. Campus community members from both campuses are invited to participate in all events.
The schedule of events includes:
9 a.m. Opening Thanksgiving Address, ESF Quad
10 a.m.-1 p.m. Syracuse University Indigenous People’s Day Celebration, Promenade
10 a.m. -noon The Neighbors of Onondaga Nation Display Provided by the Syracuse
Cultural Workers, ESF Quad
11 a.m.-2 p.m. SUNY Recognition of Indigenous People’s Day Petition and The Baobab Society’s Fundraiser for Standing Rock, ESF Quad
11:30 a.m. Syracuse University Indigenous People’s Day Announcement, Promenade
12:45 – 1:45 p.m. How to be an Ally to Native and Indigenous Peoples: A Conversation with Onondaga Clanmother Frieda Jacques and ESF Professor Jack Manno, 148 Baker (ESF)
1 p.m. “We Stand with Standing Rock” Round Dance Flash Mob, Destiny USA
2:30-3:30 p.m. Viewing of “Guswenta,” Nifkin Lounge (ESF)
4 p.m. Closing Thanksgiving Address, ESF Quad
For more information or questions, contact Regina Jones, assistant director in the Office of Multicultural Affairs, Native Student Program.