Day 12 Racial Equity Indigenous Peoples Challenge

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30+ Day Racial Equity Indigenous Peoples Challenge

October 12th – day 12

Happy Indigenous Peoples Day!

Thank you for participating in the 30+ Day Racial Equity: Indigenous Peoples Challenge.

Today is Day 12. Here are the reading, watching and listening material for the challenge. Remember you can choose 1 learning experience, or all. It is entirely up to you.


READOccupation of Alcatraz Island​ by by Eleri Harris (unknown heritage) and Mariah-Rose Marie M (unknown heritage)

WATCH: Christopher Columbus Was a Murderous Moron – Adam Ruins Everything explains where this holiday comes from and why changing it to Indigenous Peoples Day is so important. (6 minutes)

LISTENThe Iroquois Influence on the Constitution – Host and producer of First Voices Indigenous Radio’s Tiokasin Ghosthorse explains how US founding fathers used what they learned from Iroquois law in the US Constitution. (4 minutes)

October 12th at 3:00 pm – 4:15 pm.  Please join us for a short film presenting Lyla June, an Indigenous environmental scientist, educator, community organizer and musician.   Lyla June, who is of Diné (Navajo), Tsétsêhéstâhese (Cheyenne) and European lineage is from Taos New Mexico. She inspires personal, collective and ecological healing through her multi-genre presentations on the topics of climate crisis, Indigenous rights, inter-cultural healing, and traditional land stewardship practices. After the short film there will be a community discussion.
ACTIndigenous Peoples Day Land Clean Up​. Let’s honor Mother Earth by working together to clean up our town! Join us this weekend for the 2nd Stewards of the Earth event where you will SAFELY gather with family, friends and neighbors and clean your neighborhood, local trails and ponds. The brook near Whole Foods is in need of our special attention. If you know of other high need spots, please post them to this event’s discussion board after signing up. Please post photos of your clean up efforts on social media with the hashtags #indigenouspeoplesday #IPDcleanup #IPDwellesley and tag @worldofwellesley @ipdwellesley. If you would like us to share your photos on the World of Wellesley​ or Committee for Indigenous Peoples Day Wellesley​ websites, please send them to​

Here is the link for a daily chart and your private reflections.   Just download it to your computer and access it at your leisure.

If you want to share reflections in community, you may post them on padlet.   Please follow our guidelines for all public reflection posts.

Thank you for joining us in our racial equity journey.


Indigenous Peoples Education Committee.