Indigenous Peoples' Day 2021 
October 11, 2021

Welcome, Blessings, Greetings &
Land Acknowledgement

Welcome from Lourdes Escalante, Program Manager for Alianza Indigena Sin Fronteras/ Indigenous Alliance Without Borders and opening blessing from Jerry Carlisle, Vice Chair of the San Xavier District of the Tohono O'odham Nation.

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Amanda Cheromiah, Director of Native Student Outreach for Access & Resiliency (SOAR) at the University of Arizona does the land acknowledgement for the 2021 Indigenous Peoples' Day

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Land/Territory Acknowledgement Map

Click HERE to visit an interactive map that will show you the land/territory/Indigenous nation for any location.

From the website: "Territory acknowledgement is a way that people insert an awareness of Indigenous presence and land rights in everyday life. This is often done at the beginning of ceremonies, lectures, or any public event. It can be a subtle way to recognize the history of colonialism and a need for change in settler colonial societies."

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Welcome message from Amy Lynn Spotted Wolf, 
59th Miss Indian Arizona 2020-2021

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Yoeme creation story and blessing by Ricky Triana

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Closing Blessing by Grandmother Thomasa Rivas

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