Every year, we plan a powwow with music and dance, as well as cultural workshops and political commentary dedicated to celebrating the resilience, diversity, and history of Indigenous peoples in Colorado while participating in the ongoing movement for Indigenous Peoples Day.
In 2016 Boulder, Aspen, Denver and Durango, Colorado all adopted Indigenous Peoples Day after decades of organizing by local Indigenous people to honor the Indigenous ancestors of their cities. In 2017, local Boulder resident Chief Lee Plenty Wolf (Oglala Lakota) and Boulder philanthropist Tom Downs, were approached by the City of Boulder Human Relations Commission about responding to the City’s offer of funding for Indigenous Peoples Day events. With the help of the White Horse Creek Council, Chief Plenty Wolf led the Indigenous Peoples Day Mini Pow Wow, Teach-In and Friendship Dance on October 9th, 2017.
The Colorado Indigenous Peoples Day Organization carries this legacy forward under a new name. Due to the restrictions of COVID-19, we will be back in 2021 so keep an eye out!
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