2018 Indigenous People’s Day at Yale

October 2, 2018

Each year on the second Monday of October, the Native American Cultural Center at Yale, and various Indigenous student groups, organize events in celebration of Indigenous Peoples’ Day. This year is the 25th anniversary of the founding of the Association of Native Americans at Yale (ANAAY), marking 25 years of a visible and active Indigenous community on campus. As part of this anniversary, ANAAY will host the 7th Annual Yale Powwow on Sunday, October 7th. This event will be a celebration of the resilience of Native nations and will include dancing, singing, special performances, and competitions.

Current President of ANAAY, Alanna Pyke, says, “We hope that the Powwow will be an opportunity for the Yale community to learn more about Native cultures and to further promote the University’s goals in diversity, inclusivity, and more broadly, to foster a welcoming environment to students from all backgrounds.”

Timothy Dwight College will also host a tea on Monday, October 8 at 4:30 p.m. featuring Andrew Curley, assistant professor of geography at UNC Chapel Hill.