Fall 2016 - Monday, Oct. 10th 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at FLC Student Union Ballroom; 7:30 p.m. concert at Community Concert Hall.
10:00 am Welcome & opening statements: “Celebrating Indigenous Peoples’ Day”
10:10 am Opening Prayer by Kevin Belin
10:20 am FLC Senior Olivia Duncan performs "National Anthem" in English & Diné
10:30 am Storytelling: “Our Real Histories” by Teahonna James & Shirena Trujillo Long
10:40 am City of Durango recognition by Councilman Dick White and Bill Bolden
10:45 am BALA SINEM performs “Indigenous Peoples Day Song” created by FLC
alumna Mariana Harvey
10:50 am Indigenous Peoples Day Proclamation Reading by Ruthie Edd
11:10-11:20 am Statewide Indigenous Peoples Day efforts & Call to Action by Rep. Joe Salazar
11:30 am Multicultural Potluck: “Food- the International Language”
Noon-1:00 pm Keynote address by guest Dr. Iris PrettyPaint
Finding Hope from the Inside Out: Cultural Resilience and Historical Trauma
In higher education, Indigenous students have a dual mission: to preserve, protect, and promote our unique traditional ways of life; and to learn Western models of research, history, policy, and practice. All of this accomplished in the midst of insurmountable economic, social, and academic challenges. Our hope is that this journey will be filled with feelings of confidence, exhilaration, and excitement. Although, we understand the challenge that some students will experience the confluence of culture and education with feelings of fear, vulnerability, and disconnection. This keynote will speak to the profound ancient concept of persistence and the centuries-long spiritual experience for Indigenous peoples of America.
1:00-1:20 pm Apache Crown Dancers from Theodore Roosevelt School Ft. Apache school, Outdoor Union Plaza
1:20-1:30 pm Protectors of the Land & Waters discourse on DAPL by Maya St. Cyr
1:45-4:00 pm ALTERNATIVE VOICES WORKSHOPS: Artists & Academics & Activists, participants may choose two workshops below
1:45-2:45 pm Artists & Activists:
Chip Thomas in Ballroom: “Making a Noise in this World- Storytelling in the 21st Century”
This workshop will look at public art and the role it can play in challenging biases + narratives of the dominant culture while reflecting the beauty and wisdom of subcultures. Public art as an opportunity for examining the intersectionality of race, class and our own personal narratives will also be explored.
Jared Yazzie in Dolores Room: “Creating Stories Through Native Fashion and Design”
Rep. Joe Salazar in Vallecito Room: “Eliminating Columbus Day: The Beginning of the End for the State holiday”
This seminar will focus on the groundwork of state legislators and community members to finally introduce the repeal of Columbus Day in the Colorado General Assembly. The seminar will talk about next steps and a call to action for all communities.
3:00-4:00 pm Academics:
Dr. Iris PrettyPaint in Vallecito Room: “Exploring Our Indigenous Worldview”
This workshop will provide a deeper discussion of the Indigenous worldview, values, knowledge, and histories for students. Participants will explore the different cultural ways to assess merit and worth in higher education and explore student aspirations of well-being, by focusing on their strengths, attributes, and positive visions.
Dr. Evangeline Parsons-Yazzie in Ballroom: “Stories from the Long Walk”
4:30 pm Mural Dedication ceremony begins
(located on North Side of Mears Apartment Complex);
REAL FOODS meal, Live Musical Performances by Ignacio High School drum group “Shadow Sprirtis”, FLC student Alex Blocker, Ballet Folkorico de Durango and more!
4:40 pm FLC President Dr. Dene Kay Thomas address
4:45 pm Artist STatement by Chip Thomas & oration by Poet Frank Dineyazhe III
4:55 pm FLC Music Major Alex Blocker Performance
5:00 pm Ballet Folklorico de Durango Performance
5:20 pm Mural Dedication ceremony closing remarks
5:30-7:30 pm Dinner break (on your own)
7:30 pm “A Tribe Called Red” Live Performance at Community Concert Hall, www.durangoconcerts.com
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