/futures sep 12 '18
Indigenous Peoples' Day Philly 2018, Celebration and Teach-In:
IPD Philly organized by:
Indigenous 215 Collective, Taino Cultural Workshops, Indigenous Peoples in Philadelphia, We Are the Seeds, and community members
October 12th, 6-10 p.m.
Location: Friends Center MLK Room, 1501 Cherry Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102
October 13th, 12-4 p.m.
Location: Hunting Park, Philadelphia
We are organizing a mini Pow Pow/Festival and will be featuring both traditional and contemporary Indigenous dances, music, and craft from the Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape, Mexica, Taino and other relatives.
In October 12th, 2017 our first event took place at Philadelphia Assembled, Perelman Building, Philadelphia Museum of Art. It honored the Lenni-Lenape today, on whose ancestral territory we stand, and celebrated the multi-ethnic community of Indigenous Peoples of the Americas living in the Philadelphia region (American Indians, Native Americans, First Nations (Pueblos Originarios), Native Mexicans, Alaskan Natives, and Native Hawaiians). It featured speakers from the Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Tribal Nation, Ramapough Lunaape Nation, Taino Council Guatu Ma Cu a Boriken, Mexicas and local organizations Ollin Yoliztli Calmecac, Natives at Penn, and Quechua Penn. Also it featured dancers and drummers from the Aztec/Mexica community, the Nanticoke Indian Dance Troupe and Tide Water Agency Drummers.
Continuing this tradition in honoring Indigenous peoples from Alaska to Tierra del Fuego, from the Caribbean Islands to Hawaii, we are planning a two days event this year.