Juneau, Alaska (KINY) Juneau will hold several events today to mark 'Indigenous Peoples Day.'
The University of Alaska Southeast plans several panel discussions today about Indigenous Peoples, their traditions and cultures. Alaska Governor Bill Walker last June proclaimed the second Monday of each October to be Indigenous Peoples Day.
The Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribe will host a public event tonight from 6-8 pm at Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall. The gathering will include a dance performance by Woosh.ji.een dance group, a panel discussion, traditional food demonstrations and light refreshments. A march is planned to kick off the event at the Andrew Hope Building parking lot at 5 pm that will include drums and regalia. Alaska was the second state to officially replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples Day.