UAF Hosting 1st Annual Celebration of Indigenous People Day

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FAIRBANKS, Alaska - The University of Alaska Fairbanks will be hosting their first annual celebration of Indigenous Peoples Day next Monday, October 9th, at the Troth Yeddha' Park.
The event will start at 3 PM with a blessing at the park's ridge followed by music and dancing.
From there, the crowd will make its way down to the Wood Center multilevel lounge. Activities will continue with Alaska Native dancing, informational booths and artisan sales.
There will also be presentations from UAF faculty, staff and community partners talking about Indigenous Peoples Day.
Evon Peter, UAF's vice chancellor of rural, community, and native education says it's a worthwhile occasion to celebrate.
Evon Peter; Vice Chancellor of AK Native Studies, UAF>> "There will be speeches that will be made in the Gwich'in language and the Inupiaq language and the Yupik language which are three of the languages that we teach here at UAF. So we are really excited to have those as components of the celebration along with the drumming and singing. And they'll be foods, a video on the northern lights with a lot of Inupiaq perspective on the northern lights history and storytelling as a part of that video. So we really welcome everyone to come up to join us for the celebration."