Save the Date: ISU’s 5th Annual Indigenous Peoples Day Celebration and Teach-In
August 16, 2023
The Office of Equity and Inclusion invites students, faculty, administrators, staff, and community members to join them on Monday, October 9, for a day of learning and cultural celebration. This year's Indigenous Peoples Day theme is Culture, Community & Connection: Indigenous Health and Wellbeing.
A teach-in is a day of activities on a theme designed to support co-learning among students, community, and faculty, staff, and university administration. Rather than a day off or an event you send your students to, it is meant to bridge learning inside and outside the classroom environment and to support application of content to your own teaching and research practice. We encourage you to mark the day on your calendars and consider adding it to your syllabus for the enrichment of our entire campus community. More information on what a teach-in is and how you can engage with one is forthcoming in the form of a PIE workshop later this fall.
The day will have something for everyone. Presentations will span a wide range of health and wellbeing-related topics, including physical/mental health and wellbeing, Indigenous cultural health and wellbeing, campus health and wellbeing, and environmental health and wellbeing. The day will begin with a Sunrise ceremony on Bartz Field, followed by a day full of dynamic speakers, cultural presentations, and hands-on activities in the Pond Student Union, as well as a free lunch on the Quad for the first 300 people. There will also be an evening closing speaker/entertainer. Keep an eye out for the finalized agenda and registration information coming soon!