Indigenous Peoples Day stands as a testament to the growing global recognition of the need to honor and uplift the voices, cultures, and contributions of Indigenous peoples. It is a crucial step toward rectifying historical inaccuracies and addressing the systemic injustices that Indigenous communities have endured for centuries. By celebrating Indigenous Peoples Day, societies around the world are not only embracing a more comprehensive understanding of history but also committing to a more just and equitable future for all.
NOTE: This is a TENTATIVE agenda. The speakers, times, and order may change.
10am Opening, Prayer, & Blessings with Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribal Council Representatives
10:10am Drummers & Singers
10:15am Welcome by President Tim Hood, Mid Michigan College
10:25am Welcome by Seventh Generation, Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe
11:30am Keynote by Melissa Isaac, Gizhwaasod: Protector of the Young Michigan Department of Education
1pm Nathan Isaac, Community Outreach & Education with Rezonance Productions