The University of New Mexico's Native American student organization, the Native American Studies Indigenous Research Group (NASIRG), hosts Indigenous Day on Monday Oct. 10. Indigenous day is a protest and alternative to Columbus Day that emphasizes Indigenous communities and cultures worldwide.

This year's focus is on the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) and how it can be implemented to benefit Indigenous communities and all peoples.

Indigenous Day Event Schedule:

6:45 – 7 a.m. Sunrise walk/run and prayer at Johnson Field

8 – 9 a.m.  Breakfast at Mesa Vista Hall, room 3080

9 - 10 a.m. Screening for the short film, "Indigenous Peoples and the United Nations," in Santa Ana rooms A&B. Discussion to follow.  Light refreshments will be served

Noon – 1 p.m. "How to make the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) Work for Our Communities?" panel Discussion in the SUB atrium

2 – 3 p.m. Glenabah Martinez discusses her book, Native Pride. Santa Ana rooms A&B;

3: 15 p.m. Closing event at the Duck Pond

NASIRG will have Indigenous Day t-shirts available for purchase. All proceeds will go towards funding future events.

For more information contact: Alyssa Begay at 277-3411 or e-mail: abegay01@unm.edu

Media Contact: Carolyn Gonzales (505) 277-5920; e-mail: cgonzal@unm.edu