The Town of Brookline’s Indigenous Peoples Celebration Committee and Office of Diversity, Inclusion & Community Relations wishes to invite the community to the annual Indigenous Peoples Day Celebration next week, Monday, October 10, 2022, between the hours of 02:00 and 04:00 p.m., ar the Brookline Health Department, 11 Pierce Street.
Since 2019 the Indigenous Peoples Celebration Committee has been building programming and creating space for conversation and celebration surrounding indigenous history and culture.
This year’s event will take place both indoors and outdoors. There will be a brief presentation in the Jennifer Lynch Garden, next to the Health Department, weather permitting. The presentation will include a reading of Brookline’s Land Acknowledgment, which is a formal statement that recognizes and respects indigenous peoples as traditional stewards of this land. The presentation will be followed by a welcome and poetry reading from Committee chairperson Felina Silver Robinson.
The event also will feature several local indigenous craft vendors, as well as free food from Manoa Poke Shop.
Local Brookline organizations will be present with books for sale, state legislature agenda information, and information about local social and environmental actions of indigenous peoples and allies in Brookline and throughout the state.
“This event serves as a great way to celebrate indigenous people while learning about the culture, history and diversity of indigenous people in our state and throughout the nation,” Town Administrator Chas Carey said. “We look forward to commemorating Indigenous Peoples Day and reflecting on its meaning, and we hope that the community will join us for this fun and educational event.”
For reasonable accommodations or for any questions or concerns, please contact Caitlin Starr at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 617-730-2345.