Indigenous Peoples Day on August 10


Indigenous Alliance Without Borders
(Alianza Indigena Sin Fronteras)
World Indigenous Peoples Day

“Join us in a community celebration of
the Alianza Anniversary,
and a community dialogue of honoring our Indigenous languages.

225 East 26th St,
Tucson AZ
August 10th
5pm – 10pm.


Blessing by Austin Nunez, Tohono O’odham, Chairman of San Xavier District

Mona Polacca, Havasupai-Hopi and member of the “ International Council of the 13 Indigenous Grandmothers” -explanation of the the Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

Dr. Ofelia Zepeda, Tohono O’odham, Regents Professor and Director of the American Indian Language Development Institute
Poetry Readings. at the University of

Alianza presentation in collaboration with international mayan league / continuing the legacy of jose matus; of the border crossing rights manual for indigenous peoples.
Videos testimony by the International Mayan League

Marks in the Sand Dine/Navajo Marks Family
Northern Arizona Flagstaff.

Music and Danza:

Calpolli Teoxicalli.
Gertie and the T.O. Boyz / Waila Music / Tohono O’odham.
Star Point Drum Group / Tohono O’odham.
Intertribal Special Dance and Round Dance:
-Nyona Smith (Jingle Dress)
-Raymon Smith (Southern Traditional)
-Ryan Pinto (Grass Dance)

Food and Beverages provided by H.O.N.O.R Collective: Frybread and food sale for H.O.N.O.R Delegation to MMIW Gathering to Canada.

*No vendors will be taken at this time for this event*”


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Carolyn Classen
Carolyn Sugiyama Classen, a life long Democrat, was born & raised in the State of Hawaii, was a Legislative Aide for U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye on Capitol Hill, and practiced law for a while. In Tucson she worked as a tribal staff attorney for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and later was the Interim Executive Director of the now defunct Domestic Violence Commission. In 2008 she became a “My Tucson” guest columnist for the Tucson Citizen newspaper, then continued blogging for for over four and a half years. Her blogsite was entitled “Carolyn’s Community” about community events and some political news, until Gannett Publishing shut down the site on January 31, 2014. She started with Blog for Arizona on Feb. 11, 2014. Part time she has been sitting as a Hearing Officer in Pima County Consolidated Justice Courts Small Claims Division since April, 2005. She is married to University of Arizona Distinguished Professor Albrecht Classen, a native of Germany. They have one son, who lives in Seattle, WA with his wife and daughter. She is also the Editor of the Southern Arizona Japanese Cultural Coalition website, (since Jan. 2013).