OLLIN YOLIZTLI CALMECAC invites you to an Indigenous People’s Day Celebration and Powwow in the upper meadow at Bartram’s Garden, gathering Indigenous people from throughout the continent who live in the Philadelphia area to meet, network, and have a space for our voices to be heard and our distinct heritages honored. This gathering recognizes and honors the achievements, traditions, and contributions of American Indians, also known as indigenous peoples of the City of Philadelphia, over 4,000 of whom currently live in the city. American Indians developed a highly advanced agricultural system that is still practiced in our nation’s farming system, cultivating crops from potatoes, tomatoes, beans, chocolate, corn, pumpkins, and sugarcane among many others. The mission of this annual event is to investigate, understand and raise awareness of the Indigenous People’s culture, which flourished on this continent prior to the arrival of the Spanish in 1492.
This event is free and open to the public and will include music, dancing, vendors and food.
Facebook event link HERE.
Photo credit: Solomon Williams II