Oct. 11 — Coconino Community College observes Indigenous Peoples’ Day

| October 6, 2021

By Coconino Community College

Student Affairs is hosting an Indigenous Peoples’ Day event at Coconino Community College’s Lone Tree Campus on Monday, Oct. 11. Indigenous Peoples’ Day honors Indigenous peoples and recognizes their cultures and histories. During this year’s observance at CCC, the College’s Land Acknowledgement Statement will be the focus of attention.

Here is the agenda for the event:


7 a.m. – Morning Prayer 

  • Prayer Conducted by: Dennis Bedonie, Dine´
  • Location outdoors


9 a.m. – Welcome Address 

  • Welcome – Dr. Colleen Smith, CCC President – CCC Land Acknowledgement, Native American-serving Nontribal Institutions grant.
  • Keynote Speaker – Arizona Sen. Jamescita Peshlakai, D-Cameron


11 a.m. – Sacred Apache Land Presentation

  • Don Decker, Apache


1 p.m. – Discussion: Beyond the Land Acknowledgement 

  • Video – Beyond the Land Acknowledgement
  • CCC Discussion:
    • What does land acknowledgement mean to you?
    • What role do you believe the land acknowledgement statement will play in the future of our college? 
    • Closing remarks


For those of you who can’t attend in person, the event will also be on Zoom. Please click the link below to join the webinar:


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