Third Annual Indigenous Peoples Day (October 10th)

Event Date                                                                               Contact                   
October 10, 2019                                                                      Dr. Cueponcaxochitl 
(6:30 pm. to 9:15 p.m.)                                                              Ethnic Studies Program


Location                                                                                   Email
Faculty Development Center Patio                                           Csandoval27@csustan.edu
                                                                                                  Ethnicstudies@csustan.edu    

Who's invited                                                                           Parking
Open to the public                                                                     Free in Lot 8


We would like to thank our sponsors:
Indigenous Students in Activism
Instructionally Related Activities Grant
College of the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
National Science Foundation
University Research, Scholarship and Creative Activities Grant
Office of the Provost
Office of Service Learning
Warrior Eats
Diversity Center at Stanislaus State
Phi Alpha Theta
The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi

Event Accommodations
Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing special accommodations or who have questions about physical access may email csandoval27@csustan.edu or call (209) 667-3258 in advance of the event.



IndigenousIndigenous Peoples Day is a holiday that commemorates Indigenous Peoples of the U.S. and beyond. Indigenous Peoples Day is a growing social movement that brings to light Indigenous issues such as cultural preservation and revitalization. The holiday is observed in various cities and states throughout the country. At Stanislaus State, we celebrate the 3rd Annual Indigenous Peoples Day holiday with a series of events that include speakers and communities who will come together to learn, share, and appreciate historical and contemporary cultures of Indigenous peoples. This year’s theme is “Indigenous Sustainability: Protecting Land, Water, Human, and More than Human Kinships” over two days, October 10 and 11 from 6:30-9:15 pm. You won't want to miss this!


​Download Third Annual Indigenous Peoples Day Event Flyer


Program Schedule

Poster with information of schedule (4:00 PM - 5:00 PM) - Book talk: In There’s Something In The Water, Ingrid R. G. Waldron examines the legacy of environmental racism and its health impacts in Indigenous and Black communities in Canada, using Nova Scotia as a case study, and the grassroots resistance activities by Indigenous and Black communities against the pollution and poisoning of their communities. Using settler colonialism as the overarching theory, Waldron unpacks how environmental racism operates as a mechanism of erasure enabled by the intersecting dynamics of white supremacy, power, state-sanctioned racial violence, neoliberalism and racial capitalism in white settler societies

(6:00 pm) - Food available in FDC 118 (throughout the event)

(6:30 pm - 6:45 pm) - Opening Blessing by Indigenous Students in Activism, Chippewa Cree Auzyee Padama '23 Eagle Dancer and Kumeyaay ToniMarie Dominguez '23 Singer

(6:45 pm - 6:55 pm) - Drumming by Hummingbird Singers

(6:55 pm - 7:55 pm) - Protect the Sacred: Indigenous Lands and Culture: Shannon Rivers, Nicole Blalock & Jace Kaholokula Saplan

(7:55 pm - 9:00 pm) - Grow Your Own Food: Ancestral Foodways and Identities- Crescensiana Rodriguez, Oaxacan Gastronomy, and Carmen Parra Cano

(9:00 pm - 9:15 pm) - Closing and Drumming by Hummingbird Singers

Visit Indigenous Peoples Day Guest Speakers and Performers (October 10th) page for biographies

Download Third Annual Indigenous Peoples Day (October 10th) Program Schedule


Campus Map with Free Parking and Event Location

Complimentary Parking in Lot 8 - see campus map