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Not only is our planning committee comprised of volunteers, but the conducting of the day-long Ceremonial Celebration with stage performers and speakers, vendors, and individuals who watch over our children and elders takes many, many hands and hearts to accomplish.

We also host other events throughout the year leading up to the event.

In other words, we need YOU, Newton residents! The more the merrier. It takes a village!

join our planning committee

We’re looking for a Treasurer, Development Manager (Fundraising), Volunteer Coordinator, IPDN Ceremonial Celebration Event Manager, & Community Organization Liaison to join our volunteer-run Committee!

By joining our Committee, you’ll have the opportunity to connect with hundreds of Indigenous and allied community members, participate in a decentralized decision-making organization, learn about Indigenous cultures and issues locally and across the country, build relationships with community organizers and activists, and develop valuable skills including community engagement, social justice advocacy, event planning, creative problem-solving, communication, and more!

Visit to learn more about these positions and to apply!


Applications are being reviewed on a rolling basis.

volunteer at our 2023 ceremonial celebration

Will will soon upload a volunteer form for those interested in volunteering on Monday, October 9, 2023.

Thanks for your interest!

This event is 100% volunteer run, from start to finish. Without our volunteers, this event and all the planning would not be possible. 

We're looking for the following in organizing our Ceremonial Celebration:

  • Outreach and Communications

  • Volunteer Coordinator

  • Nonprofit Solidarity

Day-of (set-up and clean-up)

  • CNA/RN for nurse station

  • Guides (parking & on-site)

  • Sound & stage support

  • Marshaling/de-escalation experts to keep order & provide sense of safety, grounding, & direction

  • Vendors (Mother Earth-focused; Indigenous & non-Indigenous)

  • Art workshop leaders; arts & crafts table (youth focused)

  • Nonprofits & aligned businesses to table

  • Distribution of takeaways (seedlings or seeds saved/kept by Indigenous folks)

If you feel called to volunteer or offer another skill that is not listed here, please, reach out, we'd love to hear from you. Please reach out to us at!

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