Community College of Baltimore County will host its First Indigenous Peoples Day Celebration

Oct 05, 2020 | by Lisa Harlow | 443.840.4668 (office) | 443.992.8642 (cell)

Baltimore County, Md. – Community College of Baltimore County will host its First Indigenous Peoples Day Celebration at 12:15 p.m. Monday, Oct. 12.

This virtual ceremony will acknowledge and honor Native American traditions and cultures and will include drumming, art, dance, speakers and a keynote address by CCBC Dean Emeritus Dr. Dennis Seymour, who is Eastern Band Cherokee.

The Indigenous Peoples Day event is a part of CCBC’s Community Book Connection, an interdisciplinary reading and cultural initiative. This year the CBC is focusing its studies on The Truth about Stories by Thomas King, and leading activities and events related to Native American and Indigenous histories, stories, culture and struggles.

“CCBC is proud to join many states, cities and colleges around the United States to recognize the second Monday of October as Indigenous Peoples Day,” said CCBC President Dr. Sandra Kurtinitis. “We want Native American people and communities to feel respected and supported, and we are excited to celebrate those who occupied these lands for millennia prior to European colonization.”

This virtual celebration is free and open to the public.

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Since 1957, CCBC has opened the doors to accessible, affordable, high-quality education empowering generations of area residents to transform their lives and the lives of others. Each year, nearly 60,000 students enroll at the college’s main campuses, extension centers and online to make their starts, earn degrees, launch and build careers. CCBC offers the region’s most expansive selection of degree, certificate and workplace certification programs that prepare students for transfer, job entry and career advancement in such industries as business, education, health care, information technology, cybersecurity, construction and transportation. CCBC is nationally recognized as a leader in innovative learning strategies, among the nation’s top associate degree producers, and designated as a Military Times Best College 2018.

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