Indigenous everything. A list of Indigenous Peoples Day events.

(Photo by Jourdan Bennett-Begaye)

'It's a great day to be Indigenous" never gets old when Native people celebrate every second Monday of October, espei

You know that infamous meme with the person by the copy machine and a paper flies to the side? It says, "Move, I'm Indigenous." That meme (along with John Trudell's photo from "Smoke Signals") pop up every second Monday in October and just makes the day grander to be an Indigenous person.

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It's also a day (or a weekend) of more regalia, moccasins, ribbon skirts, grandma scarves, huge earrings, singing, gossiping, laughing, and Native kids running around. So much more.

Indian Country celebrates the day across the U.S. with festivals, parades, film screenings, and more. So our news organization compiled a list of happenings taking place near you — on Indigenous lands. 

And if you missed it, Indian Country Today also created a map that shows you the 11 states and 129 cities that recognize Indigenous Peoples Day. The list of universities and colleges changing the holiday name continues to grow too.

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EAST COAST

PORTLAND, MAINE
Wabanaki Confederacy, Aucocisco, and Abenaki / Abénaquis Lands

Indigenous Peoples Day Gathering
WHEN: Monday, Oct. 14
TIME: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
WHERE: Maine Historical Society (489 Congress St, Portland Maine 04101)
ADMISSION: Free admission to “Holding Up the Sky”
MORE INFO: Facebook or website

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BOSTON
Wampanoag Lands

Indigenous Peoples’ Day at the MFA
WHEN: Monday, Oct. 14
TIME: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
WHERE: Museum of Fine Arts (465 Huntington Ave, Boston MA 02115)
ADMISSION: Free
MORE INFO: Facebook or website
Indigenous Peoples Day bill is still in legislature.

Indigenous Peoples’ Day at the Isabella Steward Gardner Museum
WHEN: Monday, Oct. 14
TIME: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
WHERE: Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (25 Evans Way, Boston, MA 02115)
MORE INFO: Facebook

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NEW YORK
Lenape Lands

Indigenous Peoples Day NYC 2019
WHEN: Sunday, Oct. 13 - Monday, Oct. 14
TIME: 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
WHERE: Randall’s Island, New York, NY
ADMISSION: Free
MORE INFO: Facebook, event website or GoFundMe

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NYC’s 12th Annual Indigenous Day of Remembrance
WHEN: Sunday, Oct. 13
TIME: 1 - 4 p.m.
WHERE: Columbus Circle, New York NY
MORE: Facebook

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Indigenous Peoples’ Day at Columbia University
WHEN: Monday, Oct. 14
TIME: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
WHERE: Sundial on College Walk, Columbia University
MORE INFO: Facebook

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SYRACUSE
Onondaga Lands

Indigenous Peoples Day Celebration 2019
WHEN: Monday, Oct. 14
TIME: 5 - 6 p.m.
WHERE: Syracuse Inner Harbor Amphitheater (396 W Kirkpatrick St, Syracuse NY)
MORE INFO: Facebook

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LONG ISLAND
Shinnecock and Montauk Lands

Indigenous Peoples Day Celebration
WHEN: Sunday, Oct. 13
TIME: 1 - 3 p.m.
WHERE: Bridgehampton Community Center (551 Sag Harbor Tpke., Bridgehampton NY)
ADMISSION: Free and open to all
MORE INFO: Facebook

Indigenous Peoples Day Hamptons International Film Festival
WHEN: Sunday, Oct. 13
TIME: 6:30 p.m.
WHERE: Regal UA East Hampton, Cinema 5
TICKETS: Shinnecock tribal members, contact nationsvoice@shinnecock.org for film tickets; www.hamptonfilmfest.org
MORE INFO: Facebook

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DELAWARE
Nanticoke Lands

Dedication of Delaware Public Archives Historical Marker
WHEN: Monday, Oct. 14
TIME: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
WHERE: Cupola Park, Millsboro DE 19966
HOSTED BY: Nanticoke Indian Tribe
MORE INFO: Facebook

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BALTIMORE
Piscataway and Conoy Lands

Indigenous Peoples Day Powwow & Evening Lecture at Hopkins
WHEN: Monday, Oct. 14
TIME: 12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. (powwow) & 6 - 8 p.m. (evening lecture)
WHERE: JHU Office of Multicultural Affairs, Keyser Quad (3003 N Charles St, Ste 100, Baltimore, MD 21218) & Bunting Meyerhoff Interfaith & Community (3509 North Charles Street, Baltimore MD 21218)
MORE INFO: Facebook

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Indigenous Peoples Film Festival and Potluck
WHEN: Monday, Oct. 14
TIME: 4-9 p.m.
WHERE: Baltimore Center Stage (700 N Calvert St)
ADMISSION: Free
MORE INFO: Facebook or email Kerry Hawk Lessard of Native American Lifelines at kerry@nativelifelines.org

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WASHINGTON, D.C.
Piscataway, Pamunkey, and Conoy Lands

Indigenous Peoples’ Day Open Mat
WHEN: Monday, Oct. 14
TIME: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
WHERE: BETA Academy(1353 Florida Ave NW, Washington, DC 2000)
ADMISSION: Free
MORE INFO: Facebook

Indigenous Peoples’ Day Gathering and Visit to NMAI
WHEN: Monday, Oct. 14
TIME: 3 - 5:30 p.m.
WHERE: Smithsonian’s National Museum of American Indian near main entrance (4th St. and Independence Ave, S.W. Washington, DC 20560)
ADMISSION: Free
MORE INFO: Facebook; **This is not an event sponsored by the museum. It is hosted by local Indigenous people. Press Contact: Opal Boyer (928) 963-0142 oboyer86@gmail.com. **

Sihasin Concert at the Kennedy Center
WHEN: Monday, Oct. 14
TIME: 6 p.m.
WHERE: Millennium Stage, The Kennedy Center, Washington DC
ADMISSION: Free
MORE INFO: Band's website or venue website

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CENTRAL

WAUSAU
Anishinabewaki ᐊᓂᔑᓈᐯᐗᑭ, Menominee, and Očeti Šakówiŋ (Sioux) Lands

Inaugural Central Wisconsin Indigenous Peoples Day Powwow
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 12 & Sunday, Oct. 13
TIME: See flyer for times
WHERE: Wausau West High School Field House (1200 W. Wausau Ave, Wausau WI)
ADMISSION: Free
MORE INFO: Facebook

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MINNEAPOLIS
Dakota Lands

Indigenous Peoples Day Festival 2019
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 12
TIME: 11 a.m.
WHERE: 1414 E Franklin Ave, Minneapolis
MORE INFO: Event website

Luminary Walk
WHEN: Sunday, Oct. 13
TIME: 7 - 9:30 p.m.
WHERE: Circle Trail, Pipestone National Monument in southwestern Minnesota
MORE INFO: Event website

Indigenous Peoples Day Parade
WHEN: Monday, Oct. 14
TIME: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
WHERE: Starts at the American Indian Magnet School (1075 3rd. St. E)
MORE INFO: Event website

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OKLAHOMA CITY
Wichitas, Caddos, Plains Apaches, Quapaws, Osages, Pawnees, Kiowas, and Comanches Lands (before the Indian Removal Act of 1830)

Indigenous Peoples Day at the University of Oklahoma - Norman Campus
WHEN: Monday, Oct. 14
TIME: 9:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
WHERE: South Oval, University of Oklahoma - Norman Campus
MORE INFO: Facebook

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LAWTON
Kiowa-Comanche-Apache (Oklahoma), Osage, Wichita, and Nʉmʉnʉʉ (Comanche) Lands

City of Lawton’s 2nd Annual Indigenous Peoples’ Day
WHEN: Monday, Oct. 14
TIME: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
WHERE: Lawton City Hall, Lawton Public Schools - Sullivan Village Elementary School, and McMahon Memorial Auditorium
MORE INFO: Facebook

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Celebrating Survivance: Indigenous Peoples Day Round Dance
WHEN: Sunday, Oct. 13
TIME: 2 - 8 p.m.
WHERE: Ballroom, Hilton Garden Inn Lawton Fort Sill and Convention Center (135 NW 2nd St, Lawton, Oklahoma 73501)
MORE INFO: Facebook

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WICHITA
Osage, Kaw (Kansa), Wichita, and Očeti Šakówiŋ (Sioux) Lands

Trail of Tears Memorial Day
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 12
TIME: 1 - 9 p.m.
WHERE: Mid-America All-Indian Center (650 N Seneca St, Wichita KS)
MORE INFO: Facebook

TULSA
Wichitas, Caddos, Plains Apaches, Quapaws, Osages, Pawnees, Kiowas, and Comanches Lands (before the Indian Removal Act of 1830)

Cherokee Art Market
WHEN: Sunday, Oct. 13
TIME: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
WHERE: Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Tulsa
ADMISSION: $5 per person; Children under 12 are free
MORE INFO: Indian Country Today

Tulsa Native American Day
WHEN: Monday, Oct. 14
TIME: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
WHERE: Guthrie Green (111 East M.B. Brady Street, Tulsa, OK 74103)
MORE INFO: Facebook

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RAPID CITY
Cheyenne and Očeti Šakówiŋ (Sioux) Lands

2019 Black Hills Powwow
WHEN: Friday, Oct. 11 - Sunday, Oct. 13
TIME: See full schedule online
WHERE: Rushmore Plaza Civic Center, Rapid City SD
MORE INFO: Event website

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Native American Day Basketball Camp
WHEN: Sunday, Oct. 13
TIME: See flyer for different times and grade levels
WHERE: King Center, South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, Rapid City SD
CONTACT: Roger Trennepohl 308-760-2386 or roger.trennepohl@sdsmt.edu

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POCATELLO
Shoshone-Bannock Lands

Indigenous Peoples Day Celebration
WHEN: Monday, Oct. 14
TIME: 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
WHERE: Idaho State University
MORE INFO: Indian Country Today

DENVER
Arapaho, Cheyenne, Ute, and Treaty of Fort Laramie of 1851 and 1861 Lands

Four Directions All Nations March
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 12
TIME: 11 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. (see flyer for schedule)
WHERE: West Direction (Viking Park on 29th Ave & Federal Blvd.); North Direction (Mestizo-Curtis Park at 30th St. & Champa St.); East Direction (Cheesman Park at 12th Ave & Franklin St.); South Direction (Four Winds American Indian Council at 5th Ave & Bannock St.); See flyer for colors to wear

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Indigenous Peoples Day Drum Tie
WHEN: Monday, Oct. 14
TIME: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. & 12 - 6 p.m.
WHERE: University of Denver Driscoll Green
MORE INFO: Facebook or call 505-545-9271

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BOULDER
Arapaho Lands

2nd Annual Boulder Valley Indigenous Peoples’ Day Powwow
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 12 - Monday, Oct. 14
TIME: 12 p.m.
WHERE: 900 Canyon Blvd, Boulder CO 80302
MORE INFO: Website or Facebook

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Boulder Valley Indigenous Peoples Day Parade
WHEN: Monday, Oct. 14
TIME: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
WHERE: Pearl Street Mall (1400 Pearl St Mall, Boulder, CO 80302)
MORE INFO: Website or Facebook

SEE THE FULL SCHEDULE FOR THE BOULDER VALLEY EVENTS ONLINE.

SANTA FE
Jicarilla Apache and Pueblos Lands

3rd Annual Indigenous Peoples’ Day
WHEN: Saturday-Monday, Oct. 12-14
TIME: Saturday 1:00-3:30 p.m.; Sunday 1:00-3:30 p.m.; Monday 10:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
WHERE: Historic Santa Fe Plaza

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ALBUQUERQUE
Pueblos, Eastern Keres and South Tiwa Lands

Indigenous Peoples Day with Native America Calling
WHEN: Monday, Oct. 14
TIME: 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
LISTEN: Online

Inaugural New Mexico Indigenous Peoples Day Celebration
WHEN: Monday, Oct. 14
TIME: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
WHERE: Indian Pueblo Cultural Center (2401 12th St NW, Albuquerque NM 87104)
PARKING: Free
FOOD: Refreshments provided
ADMISSION: Open to the public
MORE INFO: Facebook or Indian Country Today

Indigenous Peoples’ Day Event at Valle de Oro
WHEN: Monday, Oct. 14
TIME: 5 - 7 p.m.
WHERE: Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge (7851 2nd St SW, Albuquerque NM 87105)
ADMISSION: Free
MORE INFO: 505-242-1445 or 505-248-6667 and Facebook

Indigenous Peoples Day 2019
WHEN: Monday, Oct. 14
TIME: 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
WHERE: Downtown Albuquerque (1st & Central)
MORE INFO: Facebook

Indigenous Peoples’ Day
WHEN: Monday, Oct. 14
TIME: 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
WHERE: Farmington Public Library (2101 Farmington Ave, Farmington NM)
ADMISSION: Free
MORE INFO: Farmington Public Library Facebook, Native Violinist, Panel Discussion

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PROVO
Ute and Goshute Lands

Indigenous Day Celebration
WHEN: Monday, Oct. 14
TIME: 6 - 8:30 p.m.
WHERE: Provo High School (1199 Lakeshore Dr, Provo UT)

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WEST VALLEY CITY
Eastern Shoshone and Goshute Lands

Healing through Indigenous Foodways: 3rd Annual Indigenous Dinner
WHEN: Monday, Oct. 14
TIME: 6 - 10 p.m.
WHERE: Utah Cultural Celebration Center (1355 W 3100 S, West Valley City, UT 84119)
TICKETS: Purchase on event website

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PHOENIX
O'odham Lands

Indigenous Peoples’ Celebration
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 12
TIME: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
WHERE: Heard Museum
ADMISSION: Free; Tribal ID gets entry into museum

Native Art Market
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 12 & Sunday, Oct. 13
TIME: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
WHERE: The Pavilions at Talking Stick Shopping Center (9175 East Indian Bend Road, Scottsdale)
ADMISSION: Free
MORE INFO: Facebook

"Going Full Circle"
WHEN: Monday, Oct. 14
TIME: 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.
WHERE: ASU Downtown Phoenix Campus; start at ASU Post Office
ADMISSION: Free

'RISE: Indigenous Peoples’ Day Poster Show'
WHEN: Monday, Oct. 14
TIME: 6 - 9 p.m.
WHERE: Evolve Gallery (918 North Second Street)
MORE INFO: Facebook

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Indigenous Peoples’ Day
WHEN: Monday, Oct. 14
TIME: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
WHERE: Phoenix Art Museum (1625 North Central Avenue)
MORE INFO: Facebook

Agave: The Spirit of a Nation
WHEN: Monday, Oct. 14
TIME: 6 - 8 p.m.
WHERE: Pigtails Cocktail Bar (21001 North Tatum Boulevard, #46-1405)
MORE INFO: Facebook

TUCSON
O'odham, Tohono O'odham, and Hohokam Lands

Indigenous Peoples Day Community Gathering
WHEN: Monday, Oct. 14
TIME: 2 - 10 p.m.
WHERE: The Alliance for Global Justice (225 East 26th St., Tucson)
ADMISSION: Free, family & kid friendly, and open to all
MORE INFO: Facebook and volunteering at event

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SEATTLE
Duwamish Lands

Indigenous Peoples Day Celebration
WHEN: Sunday, Oct. 13
TIME: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
WHERE: Seattle Children’s Museum
ADMISSION: Free

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KEXP Indigenous Peoples Day Celebration
WHEN: Monday, Oct. 14
TIME: All day, starts at 6 a.m.
LISTEN: 90.3 FM

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2019 Seattle Indigenous Peoples’ Day Celebration
WHEN: Monday, Oct. 14
TIME: 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
WHERE: Westlake Park (401 Pine St, Seattle WA) and end at Seattle City Hall
MORE INFO: Facebook

Grand Opening: Indigenous Peoples’ Day
WHEN: Monday, Oct. 14
TIME: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
WHERE: Burke Museum (4300 15th Ave NE, Seattle, Washington 98105)
MORE INFO: Facebook

Celebration at City Hall
WHEN: Monday, Oct. 14
TIME: 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
WHERE: Bertha Knight Landes Room, Seattle City Hall (600 4th Ave.)

Indigenous Peoples’ Day 2019: Love Knows No Borders
WHEN: Monday, Oct. 14
TIME: 5 - 9 p.m.
WHERE: Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center (5011 Bernie Whitebear Way)
MORE INFO: Facebook or event website

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OLYMPIA
Nisqually, Cowlitz, and Puget Sound Salish Lands

Olympia Indigenous Peoples Day 2019
WHEN: Monday, Oct. 14
TIME: 4:30 - 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: Percival Landing Park
MORE INFO: Facebook

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SAN FRANCISCO
Yelamu Ohlone Lands

Alcatraz Occupation 50th Anniversary Canoe Journey
WHEN: Monday, Oct. 14
TIME: 6 a.m. - 1 p.m.
WHERE: San Francisco Aquatic Park
MORE INFO: Event website

Indigenous Peoples Day Sunrise Gathering
WHEN: Monday, Oct. 14
TIME: Sunrise
WHERE: Alcatraz Island
ADMISSION: $11 per person; Children under 5 are free; purchase tickets online or at the ticketbooth
MORE INFO: Indian Country Today or event website
LISTEN AT: KPFA 94.1 or kpfa.org

Indigenous Peoples’ Day
WHEN: Monday, Oct. 14
TIME: 12 - 3:30 p.m.
WHERE: Esplanade, Yerba Buena Gardens (Mission St. between 3rd & 4th Sts.)
ADMISSION: Free
MORE INFO: Event website or Indian Country Today

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LOS ANGELES
Gabrielino/Tongva and Tataviam Lands

2nd Annual Indigenous Peoples Day Celebration 2019
WHEN: Sunday, Oct. 13
TIME: 4 - 9 p.m.
WHERE: Grand Park (200 N Grand Ave, Los Angeles, California 90012), next to the Spring Street steps of City Hall (200 N Spring Street)
MORE INFO: Indian Country Today or Facebook

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Indigenous PRIDE LA
WHEN: Sunday, Oct. 13
TIME: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
WHERE: The Autry Museum of the American West (4700 Western Heritage Way)

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ALASKA

KETCHIKAN
Tlingit Lands

1st Annual Indigenous Peoples Day Celebration
WHEN: Monday, Oct. 14
TIME: 4 - 8 p.m.
WHERE: Beaver Clan House at Saxman and Ketchikan Community
ADMISSION: Free
MORE INFO: Facebook or email Ginger McCormick at gin6@pdx.edu

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SITKA
Tlingit Lands

Indigenous Peoples’ Day
WHEN: Monday, Oct. 14
TIME: 6 - 8:30 p.m. (doors open at 5:30)
WHERE: University of Alaska Southeast Sitka
MORE INFO: Facebook

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ANCHORAGE
Dena’ina Elnena

Indigenous Peoples’ Day - Celebrating Our Languages
WHEN: Monday, Oct. 14
TIME: 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
WHERE: Alaska Pacific University, Moseley Sports Center ( 4400 University Drive, Anchorage, AK 99508)
ADMISSION: RSVP at the website
MORE INFO: Facebook

HAWAII

Kanaka ʻŌiwi Lands

Mauna Updates + Mana’o w/ Kahoo’kahi Kanuha
WHEN: Monday, Oct. 14
TIME: 5 - 7 p.m.
WHERE: Waiwai Collective (1110 University Avenue, Honolulu, Hawaii 96826)
MORE INFO: Facebook

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Jourdan Bennett-Begaye, Diné, is the Washington editor for Indian Country Today based in Washington, D.C. Follow her on Twitter: @jourdanbb. Email: jbennett-begaye@indiancountrytoday.com

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Timo Padilla
Timo Padilla

Indigenous Peoples Day is also being celebrated on Tohono O'odham lands in Tucson, Arizona ❤

Courtney.davis915
Courtney.davis915

Inaugural Indigenous Peoples Day celebration in Grand Forks North Dakota!!!

UnityREP
UnityREP

Connecticut College is also celebrating Indigenous People's Day. Tomorrow, October 14th, 5-7pm. @1941 Room Crozier William Student Center.

UnityREP
UnityREP

Joseph.Cloud
Joseph.Cloud

Florida International University in Miami, FL