“Lakota Hip-Hop artist Frank Waln will perform in Cambridge MA to mark this first public celebration of Indigenous Peoples Day.” City of Cambridge
“Lakota hip hop artist Frank Waln will perform in Cambridge MA, Harvard Square at Winthrop Park.
Frank Waln is an award winning Lakota Hip Hop artist, producer, and audio engineer from the Rosebud Rez in South Dakota. A recipient of the Gates Millennium Scholarship, he attended Columbia College Chicago where he received a BA in Audio Arts and Acoustics.
His awards include three Native American Music Awards, the 3Arts Grant for Chicago Artists, and the Native Arts and Cultures Foundation 2018 NationalArtist Fellowship for Artistic Innovation.
He has been featured in The Fader, Vibe, NPR, Paper Magazine, ESPN, and MTV’s Rebel Music. Frank Waln travels the world sharing his story through music and presentations focusing on healing and reconnecting to our roots. This concert is open to the public.”
Friday, October 5, 2018: Frank Waln live in Harvard Square, Cambridge MA, Winthrop Park 7pm –Admission is Free
Additional Events for Indigenous People’s Day in Boston MA
Saturday, October 6, 2018: Boston Marches for Indigenous Peoples Day
Rally at 1:00pm at Park Street Station, Boston, followed by march to Columbus statue.
Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/275381606436747/
Monday, October 8, 2018: Indigenous Peoples Day Walk – Celebrating Culture and Resistance
Starting Point: NAICOB, 105 South Huntington Avenue, Jamaica Plain, MA 11:00 am
All are welcome to walk with NAICOB and Indigenous students from Harvard University in celebration of Indigenous Peoples Day! NAICOB will open our doors at 11:00 am to prepare for the walk with a light breakfast. The first stop is the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. The final stop is Matthews Hall in the Harvard Yard in Cambridge, MA, where the Harvard Indian College once stood. Once in Harvard Yard, highlights include Native American performers and speakers, handmade Indian tacos, cultural appreciation, and community building.
Co-Sponsors: Harvard University Native American Program