WSU celebrates with several events on October 10
After President Joe Biden proclaimed October 11 as Indigenous Peoples Day, WSU plans to host multiple events to celebrate.
According to a WSU Insider article, on Monday, October 10, 2022, several events will be held on campus to mark the day.
The first event will be held from 9-10am and will be a tipi building demonstration on the steps of Todd Hall. According to the article, students and members of the public can participate and help regardless of experience.
The demonstration will be followed by a pizza fundraiser from 11am to 1pm. This fundraiser supports Ku-Ah-Mah, WSU’s Native American student organization. As an organization, they aim to bring communities together to better understand and engage with the issues Native Americans face on and off campus, according to the article.
In parallel with the aforementioned event, student organizations will be staffing tables and sharing information about upcoming events on the stairs of Todd Hall, according to the article.
The final demonstration on campus is Lyman McGilbury’s keynote address on the importance of sweetgrass to the Cree culture. According to the article, McGilberry is a member of the Saddle Lake Native People and is well known as a cultural expert.
According to the article, several Indigenous students are participating in the event, and both Indigenous and non-Indigenous students are encouraged to participate in commemoration of the day and the festival on campus.