With Indigenous Peoples’ Day upon us,
It a powerful moment to notice the many communities that have changed their holiday name to Indigenous Peoples’ Day. Also, there are communities such as our school Native communities that are mobilizing to resist celebrating such a holiday named after an individual that has perpetuated so much violence towards many Native/Indigenous communities and many more communities of color. All this bringing attention to the visibility of the Native/Indigenous communities on each campus and the necessity for inclusion and support for these communities on campus.
To further raise visibility and create space for ourselves on our respective campuses to a wider audience, the Ivy Native Council encourages anyone who is interested in vocalizing their thoughts about the day/the significance for recognizing and celebrating the continued resistance of Native/Indigenous people to contribute narratives/poems/photos/videos/hashtags to the Ivy Native Council Blog.
It is important for INC to continue to provide a platform for every member of each of our respective schools as well as creating a larger community of support across each campus.. Likewise, it is also crucial as the Ivy Native community to amplify, strengthen, and support the voices of students whose Native/Indigenous populations may be small, but would like to express their thoughts around the day.
We will continue to post information and content about the amazing demonstrations our member schools will be hosting. In addition, keep an eye on snapchat at ivnative for live feeds of the demonstrations happening across the many campuses.
Here is a list of event happening today:
Fall Weekend Demonstration at Brown University
Indigenous Peoples's Day at Columbia University
Harvard Indigenous People's Day
Indigenous Peoples' Day at Yale University
Brown University ‘17