Indigenous Peoples' Day - October 14th


In 2017 the Salt Lake City Council voted to designate the second Monday in October as Indigenous Peoples' Day also know as Columbus Day, read news article.

In celebration of Indigenous Peoples' Day several community events are happening around the state of Utah as well as a Native American Film Festival hosted by UEN. These events will be happening through the months of October and November.

UEN Native American Film Festival

What was Ours
An Eastern Shoshone Elder and two Northern Arapaho youth living on the Wind River Indian Reservation attempt to learn why thousands of ancestral artifacts are in the darkness of underground archives of museums and churches, boxed away and forgotten.
Warrior Women
“Warrior Women” is the story of mothers and daughters fighting for indigenous rights in the American Indian Movement of the 1970s. The film unveils not only a female perspective of history, but also examines the impact political struggles have on the children who bear witness.
Healing the Warrior’s Heart
"Healing the Warrior's Heart" is a public television special that explores the centuries-old spiritual traditions that Native American communities use to help returning soldiers recover from the emotional trauma of war.
True Whispers
"True Whispers"is a documentary on the lives of a group of Navajo or Diné people who were recruited by the U.S. Navy from residential boarding schools to fight against the Japanese in the Pacific theater of WWII.

Calendar of Events

  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
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  • 5
  • 6
    Utah Valley University
    Film: What Was Ours
  • 7
  • 8
  • 11
  • 12
    Dixie State University
    Film: Healing the Warrior's Heart
  • 13
    Utah Valley University
    Film: Warrior Women
  • 14
    Film: True Whispers
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