Indigenous Peoples' Day

October 12, 2017

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Washington State Senator John McCoy (right) was the keynote speaker for the law school’s Indigenous Peoples’ Day Celebration on Monday, Oct. 9. 

A member of the Tulalip Tribes, Senator McCoy represents the State’s 38th legislative district, which includes Everett, Marysville and Tulalip communities and neighborhoods of Snohomish County. At SU, he discussed his role in crafting the passage of SB 1495, the “Since Time Immemorial: Tribal Sovereignty in Washington State” curriculum, and its companion bill, SB 5433, making it mandatory curriculum for our public schools here in Washington. 

Seattle University officially recognizes the second Monday of October as Indigenous Peoples’ Day, as announced by President Stephen Sundborg, S.J., last year. This year’s Indigenous Peoples’ Day event was hosted by the Native American Law Student Association (NALSA). 

For more photos of the celebration taken by Katie Hofius, visit Indigenous Peoples’ Day.

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