The 3rd Annual Celebrating the Indigenous Americas will be a week of virtual and in-person events hosted by the Latin American and Latinx Studies Center at CU Boulder from March 11-15, 2024. All events are free and open to the public.

For five days, Indigenous artists, advocates, community leaders, educators, scholars and allies will be hosted virtually and in-person at the University of Colorado from different parts of the Americas to celebrate the ever-renewed presence of Latin American Indigenous and Native American languages and cultures in daily life, activities and professions. The keynote speakers are Emil Keme, Maya K’iche’ Professor at Emory University, and Karyn Recollet, Cree Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto.

Planned panels and roundtables will cover critical perspectives on Latinx Indigeneities, Indigenous Migration, Queer Indigeneities, Restitutions and Museums, Indigenous Media, Indigenous Democracies, Teaching Indigenous Languages in Higher Education, Professions in Indigenous Languages, and what Land Back means for Universities. We also invite audiences to join us for a music/,dance workshop film streaming, and games.

This event is sponsored by U.S. Department of Education: UISFL Grant (International and Foreign Language Education), LALSC, CNAIS, University Libraries, WGST, the Museum of Natural History, the School of Education, ARMC, PWR, ETHN, CHA, GEO, CAW, A&S and LING. 

Land Acknowledgement

The Latin American and Latinx Studies Center at CU Boulder acknowledges that the University has developed and continues to operate upon Native land, within the territories of the Ute, Cheyenne, and Arapaho Peoples. Furthermore, we acknowledge the 48 Tribal Nations that are historically tied to what is today called Colorado. We also wish to recognize that this event takes place partially online and that our virtual spaces and technological devices have environmental consequences. We acknowledge that many of us join this event remotely from the lands of other Indigenous Peoples who, across regions and continents, continue to feel the daily effects of settler colonialism. We are committed to honoring Indigenous rights to land, and Indigenous languages, science, art, and governance in the Americas.

“chay ñawpaq runakunata, allyunkunata, suyunkunata, mamasiminkunata ima ñuqayku yuyayku tukuysunquywan.” [In Quechua: To our first inhabitants, communities, first territories and languages: We remember them, we recognize them wholeheartedly].

Please refer to Program for specifics. 


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