On Monday, October 10, Brookdale Community College has three events planned for Indigenous Day.  

Time To Listen? Messages From the Indigenous People of America, a Continuing and Professional Studies Lifelong Learning Program that brings a unique opportunity to receive and better understand messages and teachings from the native people of America.  

The event will be held from 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. on the Lincroft campus, Center for the Visual Arts Gallery, parking lot #2. Registration is required, and a fee of $45 includes lunch. 

Filmmaker Judit Papp will present a talk on her documentary, “1” The Message, a film providing insight into the Native American spiritual world and philosophy of life. Living among native people, listening to their stories, and seeing the world through their eyes moved her to invite individuals from various tribes living throughout the country to sit, share their experiences and offer a message in their own words. 

Reuben Fast Horse, a member of the Hunkpapha Lakota from Standing Rock Reservation in South Dakota, Chief Sitting Bull’s Tribe, will share his knowledge, experience, and skills offering further insight into the culture, struggles, and hopes of native people in America. 

From 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Indigenous Day Land Acknowledgement Ceremony presented by Claire Garland, a member of the New Jersey Commission on American Indian Affairs, will be held in the quad by the Center for Visual Arts Gallery (CVA) parking lot #2. This event is free and open to the public and will occur inside if it rains. 

“1” The Message: Film Screening and Discussion from 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. in Main Academic South (MAS) 001, is free and open to the public. Judit Papp will give an evening presentation of her documentary. This compelling award-winning documentary is the result of her desire to spread awareness of current native situations, debunk the Hollywood image of native people, and emphasize the importance of our connection to nature, the planet, and each other. After the film screening, Reuben Fast Horse will participate in the discussion. 

Indigenous Day events are sponsored by Lifelong Learning, Diversity and Inclusion/CCOG, Student Life & Activities, International Education Center, and Wellness Center.