On Monday, October 10, the Mitchell Museum of the American Indian will join other cultural institutions, universities, and cities around the world to celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day. The day celebrates the contributions of indigenous people throughout the world, and acknowledges the many tribes who lived across America long before Christopher Columbus.
The museum will be open and free to the public from 10am-5pm, with a panel discussion on historical and political aspects of Indigenous Peoples’ Day from 1-2:30. The panel will include musician Scotti Clifford (Lakota) and Professor Patty Loew (Bad River Band of Lake Superior Ojibwe), among others. The day will culminate with a special concert featuring Native and Indigenous musicians.
The concert, sponsored by Northwestern University’s Native American and Indigenous Peoples Steering Group and Goodcity Chicago, features Evanston’s Mark Cleveland, folksingers the Sones de Mexico Ensemble, and Lakota alternative rock group Scatter Their Own. It will be held from 7:00-9:00pm at Northwestern’s Pick-Staiger Concert Hall. Tickets are available at www.mitchellmuseum.org for $15 if purchased by 9/30, and $20 after.