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Indigenous Peoples Day

October 11, 2021

APU along with community partners will host Indigenous Peoples Day, a holiday celebrating and honoring Native American peoples and histories. This is the fifth year that APU will host the event.

Join us to honor and celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day on Monday, October 11, 2021, from 11:30 A.M. -1:30 P.M. AKDT featuring:
Arias Hoyle (Tlingit) Shyanne Beatty (Hän/Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Athabascan)
Opening Blessing by Nicholas, Patrick Selanoff (Sugpiaq) of the Valdez Orthodox Parish
Welcoming to the Lands by Aaron Leggett (Dena’ina Athabascan), President and Chair, Native Village of Eklutna
Guest Speakers:
Ethan Schutt (Athabascan), Chair, Alaska Pacific University
Dr. Dalee Sambo Dorough (Inuit-Alaska), International Chair of the Inuit Circumpolar Council
Honored Elder Harold Napolean (Yup’ik), Author of “Yuuuuyaraq: The Way of the Human Being”
Performances By:
Alaska Native Heritage Center
Ida’ina Keljeshna (Dena’ina Athabascan)
Arias Hoyle (Tlingit)
Presentation By Alaska Pacific University and University Alaska Anchorage on Indigenous Course Offerings and Programs:
Dr. Beth Leonard (Deg Xit’an Dene/Athabascan)
Casey Ferguson (Cup’ik)
Karli Tyance Hassel (Anishinaabe)
Kristen English (Tlingit/Aleut)
Sondra Shaginoff-Stuart (Ahtna/Paiute)
Dr. Maria Williams (Tlingit)
Haliehana Stepetin (Unangax̂)
This year’s event is co-hosted by Alaska Pacific University, Alaska’s People, Alaska Native Professional Association, Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, Alaska Native Heritage Center, Alaska Native Sisterhood Camp 87, Alaska Native Village Corporation Association, Native Peoples Action Community Fund, and Pamyua.
This celebration is available via Facebook Livestream on this event page, beginning at 11:30 am and at www.alaskapacific.edu/ancsa-at-50-events/

Further details will be provided as the date draws closer. Please mark your calendars and we hope you can attend this year’s event.


October 11, 2021
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Alaska Pacific University – Main Campus
4101 University Drive
Anchorage, AK 99508
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Kristel Komakhuk
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