WHAT IS INDIGENOUS PEOPLES' INITIATIVE?
The Indigenous Peoples’ Initiative (IPI) is a youth-led organization located in Arizona that is working to combat the stereotypes and stigmatism that plagues Native American communities. Through Education and Advocacy it is our hope that we can provide the necessary tools to youth and leaders to better suit themselves and communities to create a stronger and brighter future. It is through collaboration and unity that we can inspire positive change and work to favorably impact marginalized communities.
Indigenous Peoples' day
See Dylan Baca, Indigenous Peoples' Initiative board president and Governor Stephen Lewis of the Gila River Indian Community give an address to the people of Arizona and people across our nation about Indigenous Peoples' day.
PRESS RELEASE FOR INDIGENOUS PEOPLES' DAY
The following press release was issued by board president Dylan Baca and vice president Madeline Jones on Indigenous Peoples' day.
PRESS CONFERENCE AT THE HEARD MUSEUM
On September 29th, the Indigenous Peoples' Initiative hosted a press conference at the Heard Museum to officially recognize the proclamation signed by Arizona Governor Doug Ducey. In addition, the IPI officially announced state and federal legislation for the replacement of Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples' Day.
Please read the following media advisory issued by President Baca and Vice president Jones in response to the proclamation Governor Doug Ducey signed proclaiming Indigenous peoples' Day on October 12th.
GOVERNOR DUCEY PROCLAMATION
Please read the following proclamation issued by Governor Doug Ducey of Arizona Proclaiming October 12th (Columbus Day) Indigenous Peoples' Day.