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Indigenous Peoples Day Events at COCC

Central Oregon Community College is celebrating Indigenous Peoples Day today with discussion and events, both virtual and in person. In a press release, Christy Walker, director of the college’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion program says that the inaugural celbration will feature learning opportunities and forums for opening dialogue. The day will include: a virtual talk about the purpose and impact of acknowledgements (9-10 a.m.); a talk on Christopher Columbus from a Native perspective (noon-1 p.m.); Incorporating Indigenous Perspectives in the Classroom (4-5 p.m.); and a video screening of “The Columbus Controversy” (5:30-6:30 p.m.). For details: https://www.cocc.edu/home/events/indigenous-peoples-day.aspx

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