This is a community announcement from the Multicultural Resource Center. It was not written by The Ithaca Voice. To submit community announcements, email

The First Peoples’ Festival honors the history and culture of first peoples of this land and all of their ancestors.  In 2018, our nation continues to challenge our commitment to justice, peace, and sovereignty through divisive means, but we must continue to stand together. We hope you will join us in honoring indigenous people, cultures, and histories.

We plan to bring together various indigenous vendors, foods, performances, cultural demonstrations, family friendly activities, and community resource booths. The festival is free and accessible to all!

When: Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018
Where: Dewitt Park from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m
For more information contact

Coordinated by the Multicultural Resource Center, Funded in part by a Community Celebrations Grant, and Co-Sponsored by American Indian and Indigenous Studies Program- CU, Cornell University, IC Center for the Study of Culture Race & Ethnicity, Kendal at Ithaca, Palisade Corporation, Cayuga Medical Center, CU Department of Anthropology, Lehman Alternative Community School, New Roots Charter School, Tompkins Cortland Community College, Downtown Ithaca Alliance, GreenStar Natural Foods Market, Latino Studies Program-CU, and Community members.