Join the Equity and Inclusion Council, Indigenous Roots, and Student Life and Leadership Development to recognize Indigenous People's Day. The schedule of events is as follows:
- Elder Blessing and Opening
- Community Meal
- Cultural Presentations by: Wakinyan Luta Oyanke and Kalpulli Yaocenoxtli
- Round Dance
Food will be provided. This event is in partnership with the City of Saint Paul Indigenous People's Day.
Metropolitan State University annually designates the second Monday of October as Indigenous Peoples' Day, in place of the federally recognized Columbus Day, and further recognizes that Metropolitan State's Dayton's Bluff campus is situated on Dakota land and adjacent to sacred burial mounds on the bluffs of the Mississippi River. Indigenous Peoples' Day recognizes the unique cultures and challenges of indigenous peoples worldwide. These challenges include human rights, developmental, educational, environmental. and medical/health issues faced by members of native cultures.