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Indigenous Peoples' Day 2021 
October 11, 2021

Storytelling, Poetry, Music & Dance

20 Days in the Tonalmachiotl in Tlamanalco Chuk'son
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Ricky Triana: Pride in Long Hair
Nubia on the Pledge of Allegiance
Nubia Carrasco Lopez 16 year old high school student of dine, Apache, and Yaqui decent  shares her story as a indigenous person resisting to say the pledge of allegiance in all her school years.
Little Turtle and Coyote
This story is told by Gregory Gomez Mescalero and Lipan Apache featuring our Sunflower Seed Ambassador, Meg. Meg is one of our youngest volunteers at the Indigenous Institute of the Americas.
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Tim Tingle & D.J. Battiest-Tomasi
This Library of Congress event features Choctaw flute player D.J. Battiest-Tomasi and Choctaw storyteller Tim Tingle. Elder Battiste, who has given us permission to repost this video, tells her story and offers a song at 23:10.
Yukue and Rezmo
The video features 2 Indigenous artists, Yukue (Yaqui) and Rezmo (Diné and Mexicá), as they talk about happiness while doing a painting demonstration. This video was filmed at the 2021 Pathways Native Arts Festival at the Buffalo Thunder Resort and Casino in Santa Fe, NM.
For the full description of the video project, visit:
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The Boarding School Experience Orlando Trevino & Daja Torres
The Boarding School Experience by Orlando Trevino and Daja Torres for the American Indian Research Center for Health at the University of Arizona. The podcast is a project of  the  Leadership in Health Equity for American Indian Researcher Development at the University of Arizona.

Shared with permission from the creators
Margo Tamez, Lipan Apache, scholar, poet, and Indigenous rights defender​
Poetry submission for Indigenous Peoples' Day 2020
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Augustine Lopez: The Silent Red Dress
Augustine Lopez is a member of the Pascua Yaqui Tribe, former police officer with both the Tohono O'odham and Pascua Yaqui Tribe police departments, retired U.S. Army Sargent and artist. He shares his thoughts on Indigenous Peoples' Day and his recent project about Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women.

Click through the Powerpoint to hear from the artist and see his ongoing project The Silent Red Dress.
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Haven Strong Women Drum Group
The Haven Strong Women Drum Group has shared the following songs in honor of Indigenous Peoples' Day: 
Honor Song (MMIW Song)
Mother-Daughter Song
Strong Woman Song description
Strong Woman Song
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