Indigenous Peoples Day 5k

Tuesday, November 7 2023

Ahe’hee, THANK YOU and GREAT JOB to everyone who participated in our 2nd annual Indigenous Peoples Day 5K! Indigenous Peoples’ Day serves as a reminder of the diversity and depth of Native peoples, and how hard we’ve had to work for recognition and visibility. We commemorated the day with strong community relatives and Urban Indian Center staff by celebrating and honoring Indigenous histories and cultures by walking, jogging and running. We loved seeing our Elders be strong examples for our adults and youth. A huge shout-out to the In The Steps of Our Ancestors running group for their hard work every week and celebrating their gains during the 5K! The day ended with 1st place Elder – Virginia Elemar, 1st place adult – Chris Munoz, 1st place teen – Sky Billy-Woods and 1st place youth – Mia Wyasket. All awards were handmade, beautiful creations from Indigenous 2 Spirit Powwow vendor artists. My favorite part was watching whole families cross the finish line! Great job team!