Indigenous Peoples’ Day

On Indigenous Peoples’ Day, which falls on Monday, October 9, the Academy will commemorate and encourage everyone to celebrate the rich diversity of Indigenous communities and cultures across the Americas. The Academy honors and acknowledges that the land on which we hold this conference is the traditional territory of the Ute, Cheyenne, and Arapaho Peoples. We also recognize the 48 contemporary tribal nations that are historically tied to the lands that make up the state of Colorado.

We honor Elders past, present, and future, and those who have stewarded this land throughout generations. We also recognize that government, academic and cultural institutions were founded upon and continue to enact exclusions and erasures of Indigenous Peoples.

May this acknowledgement demonstrate a commitment to working to dismantle ongoing legacies of oppression and inequities and recognize the current and future contributions of Indigenous communities in Denver.

Long before the discovery of gold brought pioneers to the area, Colorado served as home to a wide array of Native American tribes whose descendants continue today to carry on the traditions. Denver visitors can get a taste of the art and culture of these indigenous peoples at several Mile High City attractions.

The Academy is highlighting indigenous American nutrition and dietetics professionals and their work, as well as those who work to improve the lives of indigenous people, throughout FNCE®.



  • Sunday — #69: Effectiveness of Qualitative and Quantitative Instruments in Assessment and Evaluation of Community Based Nutrition Education Programs
  • Sunday — #130: Development of a Needs Assessment for Native American/Tribal School Nutrition Professionals
  • Monday — #2: The Perception of Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support Among Primary Care Providers
  • Monday — #27: Navajo Area Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Prescription Program
  • Monday — #112: Sexual Minority College Students are Less Food Secure than Their Heterosexual Peers
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