Indigenous Peoples Day celebration at UCLA

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The UCLA American Indian Studies Center will celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day on Oct. 9 at the Fowler Museum. The Los Angeles City Council voted Aug. 30 to replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples Day as an official paid holiday in the city.

The event honors the work of the city representatives and the community coalition that made this possible. There will be Native drummers, singers and dancers. Refreshments will be provided.

The UCLA American Indian Studies Center was founded in 1969 at UCLA as a research institute dedicated to addressing American Indian issues and supporting Native communities. 

WHEN

5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 9

WHERE

The Fowler Museum at UCLA, 308 Charles Young Dr. N., Los Angeles, CA, 90024.

WHO

Members of the American Indian Studies Center will be joined by Los Angeles City Councilman Mitch O’Farrell and members of the Los Angeles City and County American Indian Commission.

PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES

O’Farrell, who represents the 13th district, and other members of the city council; representatives of the Los Angeles City and County American Indian Commission; Native singers, sancers, drummers.

PRIMARY MEDIA CONTACT

Shannon Speed, 512-470-0341, sspeed@aisc.ucla.edu

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