INDIGENOUS PEOPLES’ DAY EVENT: Honoring Traditional Ecological Knowledge of the Rio Grande
October 14, 2019 5:00 PM
Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge 7851 2nd St. SW, Albuquerque, NM
Everyone is invited to the Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge for a provocative and honest conversation exploring what it means to reclaim “Columbus Day” as “Indigenous Peoples’ Day.” We gather in sincerity to open space for meaningful dialogue about species in peril, tribal sovereignty and trust responsibility. In this way we Honor Native Land, people, plants and animals along the Rio Grande. Speakers includeEddie Paul Torres (former Governor, farmer and rancher, Isleta Pueblo), Brophy Toledo (Cultural Leader, Jemez Pueblo), Roger Fragua (Jemez Pueblo) and Stephanie Oyenqu (Education Coordinator, Indian Pueblo Cultural Center), among others, and is moderated by Rosie Thunderchief (Valle de Oro/ Ancestral Lands Tribal VISTA, Navajo (Diné, Pawnee, Arapaho & Cheyenne, Ho-Chunk, Lakota). The evening culminates with a special performance of Animal Dances by youth from Jemez Pueblo.
LOCATION: Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge 7851 2nd St. SW, Albuquerque, NM
Event info: 505-248-6667 • 505-242-1445 friendsofvalledeoro.org • 516arts.org • Free