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UTEP recognizes Indigeous Peoples Day

UTEP recognizes Indigeous Peoples Day

UTEP has decided to officially support and recognize Indigenous Peoples day, which will be held Oct. 9. Members of UTEP’s Academic Revival of Indigenous Studies and Education (A.R.I.S.E) were on the forefront to make this happen by support from other organizations, gathering signatures and advocating for official recognition.

Indigenous Peoples Day is rooted as a counter-celebration to Columbus Day, according to A.R.I.S.E. The day celebrates all sorts of histories and cultures from Native Americans and is celebrated at other colleges and cities.

Some of the Native groups in the area include Ysleta Del Sur Pueblo, the Mescalero Apache near Ruidoso, New Mexico and the Tortugas Pueblo group in Las Cruses.

“I’m so excited that it passed and received all the work we put into it and it paid off,” Laura Navarro, president of A.R.I.S.E said. “I never thought I would be part of this kind of change on campus and I’m so glad to have been a part of it. It seems like such a small change, but the meaning behind it makes a huge difference.”

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Adrian Broaddus is the sports editor for The Prospector. He is a junior multimedia journalism major with a minor in political science.   Adrian was born and raised in El Paso, TX, and is a graduate of Franklin high school. He entered college in the fall of 2015 in hopes to better his career in journalism.   Along with sports, Adrian enjoys writing music reviews, perspective columns and news stories on politics.   Although he is pursuing his degree in journalism, Adrian would like to go to law school and be an attorney while doing part-time work in journalism.  
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