Rev. Anna Frank, center leads a prayer during the blessing of Denaa lands at Troth Yeddha' Park next to the University of Alaska Museum of the North during Indigenous Peoples Day Monday afternoon, October 9, 2017. Troth Yeddha' Park is the future site of an indigenous studies center. "Indigenous Peoples Day honors Alaska Native people, culture and knowledge," Evon Peter, left, UAF's vice chancellor of rural, community and Native education, said. Resolutions from students, star and faculty groups across the UA system have unanimously supported recognizing Indigenous Peoples Day. "The unanimous support for this special day acknowledges how the contributions of Alaska Native peoples and indigenous knowledge enhance education provided by the University of Alaska," Peter added. The celebration continued at the Wood Center with speakers, dance performances, a film screening and refreshments.