Indigenous Peoples’ Week Explores Roots of Sustainability - Humboldt State Now

Indigenous Peoples’ Week Explores Roots of Sustainability

Since 1992, students have organized Indigenous Peoples' week as a response to Columbus Day, which takes place annually on Oct. 12. This year, Humboldt State University's Indigenous Peoples Student Alliance (IPSA) and Indian Teacher Education and Personnel Program (ITEPP) clubs host the 22nd annual event from Oct. 12 to 16.

The events aim to educate the public about indigenous peoples’ cultural contributions and the issues they face. This year’s theme is “Indigenous Roots of Sustainability.”

The week kicks off on Monday, Oct. 12, with live music on the UC Quad from Into the Current, a Humboldt County-based indigenous reggae band featuring HSU students Conor Handley (lead vocals/guitar), Jeremy Jones (keys/guitar), Pat Boisclair (drums), Dominic Moore (bass guitar), and John Wright
(congas).

Highlights from the week also include a Native American/American Indian Creating Community Reception, featuring a special presentation by Jason Ramos (‘98, Kinesiology) of the Blue Lake Rancheria. Ramos will discuss the tribe’s recent EPA sustainability award and its environmental programs. The reception is from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Kate Buchanan Room.

On Wednesday, Oct. 13, Joseph Marshall (‘96 Social Science Education) hosts a Warrior Institute Presentation from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Native Forum. And on Friday, Oct. 16, HSU Health Educator Ravin Craig shares tools and tips with the audience with regard to the “Culture Not a Costume” educational campaign. The event begins at 1 p.m. in the Native Forum.

Full Schedule

Monday, Oct. 12
12 p.m. 7
UC Quad
Live Music with Into the Current

4 to 5 p.m.
Native American Forum
The Department of Wildlife hosts a guest lecture by Chuck Striplen, who will present “Applying Traditional Ecological Knowledge and Historical Ecology to Improve Landscape and Fire Management.”

5 to 7 p.m.
Kate Buchanan Room
Jason Ramos (‘98, Kinesiology) from the Blue Lake Rancheria discusses the tribes recent EPA sustainability award and environmental programs as part of the Native American/American Indian Creating Community Reception.

Tuesday, Oct. 13
Noon to 2 p.m.
Great Hall
Traditional Ecological Knowledge panel discussion featuring Ron Reed from the Karuk tribe and HSU students Conor Handley and Kaget McQuillen.

Wednesday, Oct. 14
Noon
UC Quad
Indigenous Rising Day of Action and Open Mic
6 to 7 p.m.
Native American Forum
Joseph Marshall (‘96, Social Science Education) presents information on the Warrior Institute

Thursday, Oct. 15
3 p.m.
Native American Forum
“Two Spirits” film screening and discussion with HSU student Marisa Lopez

5 p.m.
Native American Forum
Doctrine of Discovery panel presentation with Dr. Joseph Giovannetti and Cynthia Boshell and coordinated by HSU Student Bryce Baga

Friday, Oct. 16
1 p.m.
Native American Forum
“Culture Not a Costume” workshop with tools and talking points by HSU Health Educator Ravin Craig.

For more information, contact the Native American Center for Academic Excellence at (707) 826-3672 or itepp@humboldt.edu. Persons who wish to request disability-related accommodations should contact the Student Disability Resource Center at 707-826-4678 or srdc@humboldt.edu as soon as possible.