University of Colorado senior Angela Shah, left, holds a sign as a speech is given after a silent march as part of Boulder’s 2018 Indigenous Peoples Day at the University of Colorado Boulder campus.

Boulder’s Human Relations Commission is seeking proposals from local organizations to host events marking Indigenous Peoples Day on Oct. 14.

Proposals are due July 8, and priority will be give to community-initiated events, hosted by nonprofits, that promote knowledge about indigenous peoples in Boulder County. Other criteria include that events be free and open to the public, held within city limits and organized Oct. 11-14. The commission will award up to $1,500 per event, according to a news release.

Boulder City Council unanimously approved Indigenous Peoples Day in August 2016, acknowledging that the city “has benefited directly from Indian removal policies that violated human rights.”

More information and applications are available at Clay Fong, Boulder’s community relations manager, also can be reached at or 303-441-3141.

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