First entertainment event celebrating indigenous peoples, history and cultures, airing October 10th at 6:30 p.m. MDT
Indigenous Peoples Day is an opportunity for everyone to celebrate the indigenous peoples, cultures, stories and achievements. Please take part in a free online day of the Indige-Bration of Indigenous Peoples. Get your free ticket at https://collegefund.org/indigebration.
Denver, Colorado, September 27, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Tag your calendars! The American Indian College Fund is hosting a free streaming concert on Sunday, October 10, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. MDT to celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day. The event features performances by local entertainers and artists who team up with local causes from across the country.
Performances and stories from students and performing artists will include Pink Martini, Portugal. The Man, Martha Redbone, Brooke Simpson, Indigo Girls, Sarah McLachlan, Frank Waln, The Ghost of Paul Revere, Jewel and Nathaniel Rateliff. Special guests include Robbie Robertson, Tea Leoni, Mandy Patinkin / Kathryn Grody and Ziggy Marley. We will also hear from non-indigenous friends and allies creating common spaces and opportunities where indigenous perspectives are welcomed, heard and valued in order to create greater visibility and inclusion for indigenous people.
Local students have shared time and again over the years that one of the biggest challenges in their education and in their lives is not feeling like local people are being seen or heard. The American Indian College Fund believes that education is the answer to providing better opportunities for Native Americans through access to higher education. But it also knows that the world is not only well meant to Native American graduates. The College Fund works to create a nation where indigenous people are visible, their voices are heard, and their contributions are valued.
To see a full list of artists and to register for the free event, please visit https://collegefund.org/indigebration/.
Via the American Indian College Fund– Via the American Indian College Fund—The American Indian College Fund has been the country’s largest charity supporting Native American higher education for 32 years. The College Fund believes that “Education is the Answer” and has donated $ 15.5 million to Native American students in 2020-21 in scholarships and other direct student support. Since its inception in 1989, the College Fund has more than $ 259 million in scholarships, programs, and community support. The College Fund also supports a variety of academic and supportive programs at the country’s 35 accredited tribal colleges and universities who are on or near Indian Reservations to ensure students have the tools to graduate and thrive in their careers regularly receives top ratings from independent charity reviewers and is one of the top 100 Charities in the country affiliated with the Better Business Bureau’s Wise Giving Alliance, for more information on the American Indian College Fund, visit www.collegefund.org.
Journalists: Raye Zaragoza and Samantha Crain are available for media interviews. Jeff Ament of Pearl Jam and Jewel are available for media interviews on a case-by-case basis.
CONTACT: Dina Horwedel American Indian College Fund 303-430-5350 [email protected]