Washington State University will be celebrating this year’s Indigenous People’s Day on Oct. 12 with a host of virtual events.
The day’s events kick off at 12:10 p.m. with a lecture on the “Doctrine of Discovery” – the concept used by European monarchies to justify colonization of areas outside the continent – hosted by Robert Miller, a professor at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University.
At 4 p.m., Steven Paul Judd, an award-winning contemporary visual artist and filmmaker who is part of the Kiowa-Choctaw nation, will take audiences through his humorous view of life captured through films and artwork.
A virtual game night organized by the Native American Women’s Association, Ku‑Ah‑Mah Native American Student organization and Alpha Pi Omega begins at 5 p.m.
WSU President Kirk Schulz signed a proclamation declaring the second Monday of October as Indigenous People’s Day at the university on Oct. 8, 2018.
“Indigenous Peoples’ Day offers an opportunity to celebrate the thriving culture and value that Indigenous peoples add to our university,” reads the proclamation in part.
For more information on Indigenous People’s Day, including virtual event log-in details, visit WSU’s Native Programs website.