October 8, 2023
Middlesex Community College Quad
Bedford Indigenous Peoples Day Celebration
Sunday, October 8, 2023
Join us for a multi-town celebration of Indigenous Peoples Day! This free event for all ages will feature a fun and educational performance by the Mashpee Wampanoag Red Hawk Singers and Dancers. Through song, dance, and teachings, the Red Hawk Singers and Dancers promote traditional Wampanoag values such as humility and respect to create true connections between diverse cultures and communities. This year’s IPD celebration will also highlight the work of local artisans Claudia Fox Tree (Arawak/Yurumein) of Arawak Design and Xochi Kountz of Crafts for Justice. Event co-sponsors will host informational tables to share the important work they do. The program will take place on the central quad at Middlesex Community College, Springs Rd., in Bedford. Plenty of free parking is available.
Bring your own chairs/blankets for seating.
In the event of rain, festivities will be held in the nearby East Café.
For more information, contact PDCBedfordBHS@gmail.com.
Sponsored by the Bedford Parents Diversity Council; Indigenous Peoples Day Bedford; VA Bedford Health Care System; Middlesex Community College; Bedford Embraces Diversity; Bedford Youth and Family Services; Lexington Human Rights Committee; Indivisible Acton Area; Indivisible LAB (Lexington, Arlington, Bedford & Beyond); and the Maynard Anti-Racism Alliance.
This project is supported in part by a grant from the Bedford Cultural Council, a local agency that is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency. We are grateful to Middlesex Community College for generously granting the use of their facilities.