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.