Indigenous Peoples’ Day

October 14, 2019 marks the first Vermont Indigenous Peoples’ Day. Recent legislation signed by the Governor makes Vermont one of the first states to legally rename Columbus Day. Therefore, on October 15, 2019, UVM is hosting a day of ceremony, celebration, and education for Indigenous Peoples’ Day. With Chiefs and elders from the Abenaki Peoples, we will recognize that we are on the traditional land of the Abenaki Peoples and engage in Ceremony to honor them and ask for blessings. We will Celebrate with Abenaki drumming circle and story tellers. For Education, there will be a one hour tour of the Fleming Museum of Art Indigenous Arts collection, special displays at the UVM Libraries and Silver Special Collections, and workshops. For details about the day’s events visit For more information contact Tiffanie Spencer at [email protected] or 802.656.7880.

Indigenous People’s Day is hosted by The College of Education and Social Services and sponsored in collaboration with Canadian Studies, Center for Cultural Pluralism, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, College of Engineering & Mathematical Sciences, Consulting Archaeology, Department of Anthropology, Department of Religion, Department of Social Work, Department of Student Life, Fleming Museum of Art, Division of Human Resources, Diversity and Multicultural Affairs, Interfaith Center, Lake Champlain Sea Grant and UVM Extension, Larner School of Medicine, Office of the Provost, Prism Center, Rubenstein School of Environmental Natural Resources, The Graduate College, Mosaic Center for Students of Color, The Women’s Center, and University Libraries