Indigenous Peoples' Day
Monday, October 12, 2020
All pre-recorded videos and Zoom links will be loaded onto this page on the day of the event
Schedule of Events
Sage Circle: Elder's Teachings
Co-sponsored by the AISF and the Healing Our Nations, Offering Resiliency (HONOR)Collective
Morning Blessing by Grandmother Mona Polacca (Havasupai/Hopi/Tewa), International Council of the 13 Grandmothers and AISF Advisor
Greeting by Chairman Austin Nuñez (Wa:k O'odham Nation), Chairman of San Xavier District, Tohono O'odham Nation
Dr. David Tsosie, Diné, Spiritual Practitioner & Spiritual Leader and Bess Tsosie, Diné, member of the advisory committee for the Partnership for Native American Cancer Prevention (NACP)
Short film: Wisdom Weavers of the World
The film will only be available on this page on the day of the event.
Thirteen Indigenous Elders from around the world come together to co-create a message for humankind, weaving wisdom of diverse cultures and lifeways, uncovering one common thread: for humanity to survive, we must shift our consciousness from the mind to the heart. The Elders gathered for four days in council and ceremony on the island of Kaua’i, Hawai’i in November 2017, to remember and weave the wisdom of the original instructions on how to live as real human beings in harmony with the Earth and all Earth relatives. In this time of great uncertainty, the Elders are calling all of humanity back home to the heart. The film is a gateway into ongoing connection with Elders & people of like mind and heart around the world
"Wisdom Weavers of the World" is produced by Academy and Emmy Award Winning Producer, Jeffrey D Brown - Medicine Wheel Films. Filmed and Edited by Daniel "El Suchi" Garcia with support from extended film crew.
Arizona State Senator Sally Ann Gonzales, Yaqui
Lourdes Pereira, Miss Indigenous ASU
11:00 am PST Panel Discussion:
Breaking Down Borders: Indigenous Peoples’ Relations & Resilience
Co-sponsored by the AISF, the International Mayan League (IML), Comunidades Indigenas en Liderazgo (CIELO), the American Indian Studies Center at UCLA, and the UCLA School of Law Promise Institute for Human Rights.
Recorded Panel Discussion Video:
Storytelling, Poetry, and Music
Featured poems, stories and music will be shared here beginning on October 12, 2020
Stanley Perry, Navajo Storyteller
Diego Paz, Yanakuna, Resguardo de Rioblanco Sotara Macizo Colombiano
Margo Tamez, Lipan Apache, scholar, poet, and Indigenous rights defender
Leilani Clark, Santa Clara Pueblo and Diné
Axayacatl, Nahua Tlamanalcah
Tara Evonne Trudell, Santee Sioux/Rarámuri
FREE Film Screening
6 p.m. PST Live Stream Film: In My Blood It Runs
We are proud to partner with PBS POV to offer this free community screening of this production by
filmmakers Maya Newell, Sophie Hyde, Rachel
Naninaaq Edwardson and Larissa Behrendt.
FREE FILM SCREENING
& PANEL DISCUSSION
Click HERE to Register
Limited space available- register today!
Post-movie conversation following the screening with
Indigenous educators, parents and social workers.
Moderator: Melodie Lopez, Hopi, Navajo and Pueblo, President, Indigenous Strategies & Co-Founder, HONOR Collective
Dr. Jeremy Garcia, Hopi, Co-Director of Indigenous Teachers Education Project, University of Arizona (ITEP)
Tony Viola, Pascua Yaqui Tribe, Doctoral student in the Department of Teaching, Learning and Socio-cultural Studies at the University of Arizona
Amy Spotted Wolf, Tohono O'odham, Seminole, Creek, and Hidatsa, ITEP teacher candidate
Maria VaiSevoi, Yoeme- Tlamanalcah social worker
William Tilmouth, Arrernte Elder, film advisor and chairperson of Children’s Ground
Rachel Naninaaq Edwardson, Iñupiaq/Norwegian/Sami, film producer of In My Blood It Runs
Recorded Panel Discussion Video: