Indigenous Peoples' Day

Indigenous People’s Day

Indigenous Peoples' Day celebrates and honors Native American peoples and commemorates their histories and cultures.

October 10, 2022

  • Virtual introduction to Minneapolis College’s Land Acknowledgement and round table discussion on Indigenous Peoples' Day on this webpage (below)
  • 12 - 1 p.m. — Join us in person for traditional Grass Dancing in T Plaza
  • 1:30 - 3 p.m. — Virtual panel discussion: higher education through an Indigenous lens.
    Indigenous Peoples' Day Virtual Panel 2022
Remote video URL


Melissa Buffalo

Melissa Buffalo – Melissa is the Chief Executive Officer for the American Indian Cancer Foundation. Ms. Buffalo is an enrolled member of the Meskwaki Nation in Iowa, and Dakota from the Crow Creek and Lower Brule Sioux Tribes.

Erica Moore

Erica Moore – Erica is the executive director of Native Student Success for the American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC). She is a member of the United Confederation of Taino People and citizen of the Yukaieke Guainía.

Natasha LaRose

Natasha LaRose - Natasha is the Major Gifts Officer for the American Indian College Fund. Natasha is an enrolled member of the Chippewa Cree Tribe of Rocky Boy’s Reservation and is also of Lakota and Dakota descent.

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