INDIGENOUS PEOPLES' DAY
Join us on Saturday, October 8th, from 10am to 4pm at the Washakie Museum for our FREE Indigenous Peoples’ Day event! The celebration is a fun, family-friendly way to experience current examples of Native American culture and learn more about the many Native communities who call Wyoming home.
The event takes place outdoors and there will be limited seating, so feel free to bring your own lawn chair.
Schedule of Events
Opening ceremony by Arapahoe elder George Abeyta
Performances by the Eagle Spirit Singers and Dancers
Special screening of the documentary film Who She Is and a discussion with the filmmakers
Children’s classes with hands-on activities
Art and craft vendors
Indigenous-owned food trucks
Indigenous Peoples’ Day also features a special exhibit at the museum: “No Rest; The Epidemic of Stolen Indigenous Women, Girls, & Two Spirits” which focuses on the epidemic of Missing Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, & Two Spirits in the United States. Murder is the 3rd leading cause of death for Indigenous women and girls aged 10-24 years old, and they face murder rates more than 10 times the national average for all ages. Four out of five Indigenous women report being subject to some sort of violence, with ninety-five percent of perpetrators in these situations being non-native. The exhibit explores the issue through art, narrative, and representation, to build awareness and empathy and drive action. No more missing, no more vanished sisters, no rest. The exhibit is on display at the museum through October 26.
For more information and the schedule of the day visit the Washakie Museum and Cultural Center website. Please call the Washakie Museum with any questions: (307) 347-4102. We hope to see you there!