Indigenous Peoples' Day 2019

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Relations (OIIR) will celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day on Monday, October 14. This event will be completed in co-sponsorship with the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

Indigenous Peoples’ Day has been celebrated for decades at Illinois with efforts led by Native students, La Casa Cultural Latina, and the Native American House.

To commemorate the day, the Native American House, located at 1206 West Nevada Street, Urbana, Illinois 61801, will be hosting a barbecue from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

The event is co-sponsored by the Student Cultural Programming Fee Board (SCPF) and the Native American and Indigenous Student Organization, and is free and open to the public.

Indigenous Peoples’ Day is celebrated throughout the Western Hemisphere and is an official holiday in many locations.

Contact or call (217) 265-0632 with questions about the Indigenous Peoples’ Day barbecue.

Additionally, in honor of Indigenous People’s Day, the Women’s Resources Center (WRC) in partnership with Native American House, is excited to spread the word about the amazing work being done in a variety of fields by Indigenous womxn. From the arts and journalism, to politics or activism, the five womxn to be highlighted are but a snapshot of the creativity, resiliency, and ingenuity that are alive and well in indigenous communities today. We hope this campaign in partnership with the 10 Year Anniversary of the WRC, will encourage others to explore, celebrate, and learn more about how you can lift up indigenous voices in our communities and around the world!

About OIIR

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