The University of New Mexico's Native American student organization, the Native American Studies Indigenous Research Group (NASIRG), hosts Indigenous Day on Monday, Oct. 14. Indigenous day is a protest and alternative to Columbus Day that emphasizes Indigenous communities and cultures worldwide.

This year's focus is on the future of Native American Studies: A Critical Mass for Theory, Research and Program Development.

Indigenous Day event schedule:

6:45 – 7 a.m.   Sunrise Ceremony on Johnson Field

7 – 7:30 a.m.   Fun run and walk around Johnson Field

7:30 – 9 a.m.   Community Breakfast at El Centro

9 – 12 p.m.      Student and faculty research presentation at Zimmerman Library, Frank Water
                       room, 1st floor

12 – 4:30 p.m.  Native American Studies potluck luncheon and open house at NAS, 3080
                       Mesa Vista Hall

5 – 6:30 p.m.    Dinner and dialogue on indigeneity, migrations and de-colonization at El Centro

Free Food and drinks at all scheduled events.

For more information, visit NAS on Facebook or email to