The 2nd Annual Celebrating the Indigenous Americas is a week of virtual and in-person events hosted by the Latin American and Latinx Studies Center at CU Boulder from April 5-8, 2022. All events are free and open to the public.

For four days, Indigenous artists, advocates, community leaders, educators, scholars and professionals will be hosted virtually and in-person at the University of Colorado from different parts of the world to celebrate the ever-renewed presence of Latin American Indigenous languages and cultures in daily life, activities and professions. Planned panels and roundtables cover bilingual education, social movements, land reclamation, university-community partnerships, broadcasting and communication. We also invite audiences to join us for a dance performance, folk art workshops, cooking lessons, and much more.

The Latin American and Latinx Studies Center (LALSC) provides an institutional space for research, teaching and discussion on Latin America and Latinx Studies at the University of Colorado at Boulder. 

LALSC brings together cross-disciplinary research and education, through our research clusters, Quechua language training, community events, new curriculum and outreach collaborations, strengthening links with Latin America and with communities of Latin American origin in the United States.

This event is sponsored by the Latin American and Latinx Studies Center, the U.S. Department of Education, Title VI IFLE (International and Foreign Language Education), The Center for Native and Indigenous Studies, University Libraries, the American Music Research Center, and Department of Women and Gender Studies


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 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]