September 21, 2018
Join us to celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day in Cambridge! Organized by United American Indians of New England, North American Indian Center of Boston, IndigenousPeoplesDayMA.org, and Cultural Survival.
In 2016, the Cambridge City Council voted unanimously to start celebrating Indigenous Peoples’ Day on the second Monday of October. This name change is part of a growing movement across the country to change the narrative of history towards a recognition of the survival, resilience, diversity, and strength of Indigenous Peoples, who are among us as residents in Massachusetts and indeed across New England, the United States, and the world.
To celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day for the first time, a coalition of grassroots and local organizations with the City of Cambridge are launching a public celebration of Indigenous Peoples and their rich histories, cultures, and resilience. Join us on October 5, 2018, at 7pm in Winthrop Park, Cambridge to hear Frank Waln perform!
Frank Waln is an award-winning Lakota Hip Hop artist, producer & audio engineer from the Rosebud Rez in South Dakota. His awards include three Native American Music Awards, the 3Arts Grant for Chicago Artists and the Native Arts and Cultures Foundation 2018 National Artist Fellowship for Artistic Innovation. He has been featured in The Fader, Vibe, NPR, Paper Magazine, ESPN, and MTV’s Rebel Music. Frank Waln travels the world sharing his story through music and presentations focusing on healing and reconnecting to our roots.
The event is open to the public, with a suggested donation of $15-25.