Image courtesy of MA Indigenous Legislative Agenda
It's time to recognize that celebrating the life of Christopher Columbus is the same as celebrating the erasure of Indigenous existence. There has been much movement around the country to replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples' Day but more work remains to be done. We are excited to share some local and national events celebrating Indigenous Peoples and Indigenous Peoples Day.
Events in Massachusetts
Saturday, October 10, 2020 at 12 PM – 3 PM
SINKING COLUMBUS: Boston Marches for Indigenous Peoples Day
Tremont Street by Park Street Station (eastern end of Boston Common)
Rally and march on Saturday, October 10 2020 to demand that the city of Boston honors Indigenous Peoples Day and commits to not returning the Columbus statue to Boston's waterfront. Masks up, Columbus down!
Mayor Walsh and Boston City Council need to stop erasing Indigenous people in the city and need to step up to address these and other Indigenous issues. We are sick and tired of being ignored!
Organizers: United American Indians of New England (UAINE), North American Indian Center of Boston (NAICOB), IndigenousPeoplesDayMA.org
Endorsers (list in formation): Alliance for Water Justice in Palestine; Boston Stands with Black Lives; Cultural Survival; Haitkaah Social Justice Project; Italians for Indigenous Peoples Day; Mass Peace Action; MA Sierra Club; Unitarian Universalist Mass Action; Rev. Jacob Urena, Order of St. Martin de Porres; USWA Local 8751...
October 3- November 22
Here it Began: 2020 Hindsight or Foresight--Indigenous History Conference
Saturday, October 10, 2020 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Savor the Square " Indigenous Peoples Day Celebration"
Nubian Square, Boston, MA
In collaboration with the North American Indian Center of Boston, a cultural demonstration will also take place at Gourdin Park nearby.
SATURDAY OCTOBER 10, 2020 12 PM EDT – 2:30 PM EDT
Wampanoag Nation Singers and Dancers
Jeremiah Lee Mansion Marblehead, MA
Hosted by Indigenous Peoples Day Marblehead, Marblehead Museum and Marblehead Task Force Against Discrimination
MONDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2020 AT 1 PM – 3 PM CDT
Indigenous Peoples' Day 2020
Hosted by Natives at Harvard College
MONDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2020 AT 3:30 PM EDT
Indigenous Peoples Day 2020
MONDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2020 AT 9 AM EDT – 9 PM EDT
Indigenous Peoples Day Celebration
Hosted by Indigenous Peoples Day Newton
MONDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2020 AT 11 AM EDT – 12 PM EDT
Indigenous Peoples Day Celebrations: Understanding the Red Road: Key Elements of Native American culture
Monday, October 12, 2020 5:00 PM–6:00 PM
Indigenous Peoples’ Day
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
Saturday, October 10, 2020 3 pm EST / 2 pm CST / 1pm MST / 12 pm PST
Join NDN Collective and the The Movement for Black Lives
for a live webinar to discuss LANDBACK and Building a Movement for Collective Liberation.
SUNDAY, October 11, 2020 - 6pm Pacific / 8pm Central
Monday, October 12, 2020, 1:00 PM ET
Indigenous Peoples’ Day: Mascots, Monuments, and Memorialization
This Indigenous Peoples’ Day, hear from young Native activists who are propelling conversations forward to address the tension between history, memory and the current movements happening across America.
Monday, October 12, 2020 3:30PM - 4:15PM
We Are All on Native Land: A Conversation about Land Acknowledgments
Field Museum, Chicago IL
Monday, October 12, 2020 5:30 PM (Mountain Time)
INDIGENOUS PEOPLE'S DAY: Diné Pride LGBTQ+ & Two- Spirit Roundtable
Monday, October 12, 2020 7:00 PM CST
INDIGENOUS PEOPLES DAY
Monday, October 12, 2020 7:00 PM EST
Decolonizing the Classroom
Vermont Coalition for Equity in Education and by Black and Brown at Democracy Prep.
MONDAY OCTOBER 12th 8pm ET / 7pm CT / 6pm MT / 5pm PT
INDIGENOUS PEOPLES' DAY
Live online film screening of DAWNLAND and DEAR GEORGINA followed by a wonderful panel of special guests.
TUESDAY OCTOBER 13 6 PM EST/ 3 PM EST
Indigenous Peoples Rights & Resilience in Times of Crisis
Inspirations for Facing Our Common Future