Fort Chambers: A Call for Boulder to Reckon with our History and Build Right Relationships with Indigenous Peoples Today

A Free Virtual Presentation and Discussion

Throughout our country, people are re-assessing how we memorialize our history, especially in regard to racial injustice and conflict. This is an immediate challenge — and opportunity — for the people of Boulder. The City’s Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP) department is considering how to protect and develop the site of Fort Chambers, one of the staging grounds for the 1864 Sand Creek Massacre where 230 Cheyenne and Arapaho people were killed. Right Relationship Boulder is advocating for Cheyenne and Arapaho people to determine how this history should be memorialized at the Fort Chambers OSMP site.

Members of Right Relationship Boulder’s Land Working Group will narrate a 20-minute slide presentation, followed by Q&A and discussion. Please join us to learn about this largely untold chapter of our community’s history and to consider its implications for us today.

This is a FREE event, but please register at the ticketing link.


The Sand Creek Massacre, a painting on elk hide by Northern Arapaho artist Eugene J. Ridgely, Sr. (Eagle Robe), 1994. 

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