It’s a good day to be Indigenous! A list of Indigenous People's Day events.

It’s a good day to be Indigenous (or Indigenous People’s Day if you prefer) on every second Monday in October

It’s the second Monday in October and that means Native people across the country are celebrating Indigenous People's Day.

So far 60 cities (and counting), four states (Minnesota, Vermont, Alaska and South Dakota) and many college and university campuses officially declared the second Monday of October as Indigenous People's Day. Remember some cities abolished Columbus Day and other cities continue to acknowledge that lost sailor along with Indigenous People's Day.

More cities are recognizing the day for Native people. After being rejected year after year since 2015 Mayor Holt of Oklahoma City signed off on the proclamation. A win for the supporters, especially Live Indigenous OK. Tacoma, Washington and Rochester, New York are new cities added to the list.

With these major wins comes huge celebrations. Nashville and San Francisco will be gearing up for their first year, too. To get your Indigenous People's Day celebration on, below is a list of events in metropolitan cities (with original lands) organized by time zones. Some cities will start celebrating as early as Friday, Oct. 5 so make sure to check out your local calendar. You can also tune in with Global Indigenous Wisdom Summit on Facebook Live and listen to Indigenous leaders if you can’t make it to a celebration.

EAST COAST

Boston

Wampanoag Lands

Frank Waln in Concert in Cambridge
WHEN: Friday, October 5
TIME: 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
WHERE: Winthrop Park (45 JF Kennedy St, Cambridge, Massachusetts)
ADMISSION: Get your tickets at Eventbrite; $0-$25; Free for students, low-income and seniors
More information on Facebook.

Boston Marches for Indigenous Peoples Day
WHEN: Saturday, October 6
TIME: 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
WHERE: Park Street Station, Boston, Massachusetts
More information on Facebook.

New York

Lenape Lands

Indigenous Peoples Day Celebration
WHEN: Sunday, October 7 & Monday, October 8
TIME: Sunday, Oct. 7 at 11:00 a.m. 6:00 p.m. & Monday, Oct. 8 at 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
WHERE: Harlem River Field, Icahn Stadium, Randall’s Island Park (20 Randall’s Island Park, New York, New York 10035)
ADMISSION: Free
PARKING: Free

CONTACT: (718) 686-9297 or indigenouspeoplenyc@gmail.com

ORGANIZER CONTACT:
Cliff Matias, (917) 693-6581 or native@redhawkcouncil.org

More information on Facebook, Redhawk Council, or Indian Country Today.

Washington, D.C.

Piscataway, Pamunkey, and Conoy Lands

DC Celebrates Indigenous People’s Day
WHEN: Sunday, October 7
TIME: 1:00-2:00 p.m.
WHERE: Columbus Cir NE, Washington, DC 20002, United States
More Information on Facebook.

Baltimore

Piscataway and Conoy Lands

Indigenous People’s Day Celebration: Noon-Day Pow Wow & Evening
WHEN: October 8
TIME: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. & 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
WHERE: Keyser Quad & Charles Commons - East Room
ADMISSION: Free
More information on Facebook.

CENTRAL

Nashville

Cherokee (East), Chickasaw, Yuchi, and Shawnee Lands

Indigenous Peoples Day
WHEN: October 8
TIME: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
WHERE: NIA House Montessori (620 N 1st Street, Nashville, Tennessee 37207)
More information on Facebook.

CONTACT:
Albert Bender at American Indian Alliance
(615) 337-8512 or albertbender07@yahoo.com

Bismarck

Očhéthi Šakówiŋ and Cheyenne Lands

2018 First Nations Day: Resiliency of the Great Plains Indians
WHEN: Friday, October 5
TIME: 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
WHERE: North Dakota Heritage Center Auditorium (612 E. Boulevard Ave., Bismarck, North Dakota 58505)
More information on Facebook.

Minneapolis

Dakota Lands

Indigenous People’s Day Festival
WHEN: Saturday, October 6 - Sunday, October 7
TIME: October 6, 11:00 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.; October 7, 12:00 - 5:00 p.m.
WHERE: American Indian Corridor - Native American Community Development Institute (1414 E Franklin Avenue, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55404)
ADMISSION: Free

Indigenous land based on the Minneapolis Proclamation. Native Land claims it as Anishinabek (ᐊᓂᔑᓈᐯᒃ) and Santee Lands.

Indigenous People's Day with Peggy Flanagan
WHO: Peggy Flanagan (White Earth Band of Ojibwe) is running for Lieutenant Governor of Minnesota.
WHEN: October 8
TIME: 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
WHERE: Auditorium, Mitchell Hamline School of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota
ADMISSION: Free and open to the public
More information at Mitchell Hamline School of Law or

Indigenous Peoples Day Celebration
WHEN: October 8
TIME: 7:15 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
WHERE: Native American Community Development Institute (1414 E Franklin Avenue, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55404)
ADMISSION: Free
PARKING: Permits are limited in number. Lot L off of 26th between Riverside and Butler Pl. You will need a parking permit. For parking permits contact M. Elise Marubbio at marubbio@augsburg.edu. Find parking directions at this map.

SUNRISE CEREMONY: Thomas Beach at 7:15 a.m. (south side of the lake, 3700 Thomas Avenue)

More information on Facebook.

Oklahoma City

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

Celebrating OKC’s 1st Indigenous Peoples’ Day
WHEN: October 8
TIME: 12:00 p.m. (Proclamation reading by OKC Mayor David Holt) & 6:00 p.m. Panel Discussion
WHERE: Proclamation Reading at Chickasaw Sculpture Garden & Panel at Tom and Brenda University Center (2501 N. Blackwelder Avenue)
More information on Facebook.

Tulsa

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

Native American Day Celebration
WHEN: October 8
TIME: 11:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
WHERE: Guthrie Green (111 E MB Brady Street, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74103)
ADMISSION: Free
VENDORS & PARADE: Visit the Facebook event for details.

Austin

Tonkawa Lands

Indigenous Peoples’ Week: All My Relations
WHEN: Monday, October 8 - Friday, October 12
TIME: 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
WHERE: Native American and Indigenous Collective of University of Texas - Austin
More information on Facebook.

MOUNTAIN TIME

Albuquerque

Pueblos, Eastern Keres and South Tiwa Lands

MMIW Earring Exhibit
WHEN: Friday, October 5
TIME: 12:00 - 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute
ADMISSION: Free
More information on Facebook.

CONTACT:
Jodi Burshia, jburshia@unm.edu
Shereena Baker, shereena.rose@gmail.com

Indigenous Peoples Day Gathering
WHEN: Saturday, October 6
TIME: 5:00 - 10:00 p.m.
WHERE: Tiguex Park (1898 Mountain Road, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87104)
ADMISSION: Free
Vendors welcomed!
More information on Facebook.

CONTACT:
Reyes DeVore at puebloactionalliance@gmail.com

4th Annual Indigenous Peoples’ Day Celebration
WHEN: October 8
TIME: 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
WHERE: Indian Pueblo Cultural Center (2401 12th St NW, Albuquerque NM 87104)
ADMISSION: Museum admission or free for members

Indigenous Peoples’ Day March & Rally
WHEN: October 8
TIME: 5:30 - 9:00 p.m.
WHERE: (Start March) Intersection of First Street SW & Central Avenue NW (End March) Civic Center Plaza, Intersection of Third Street
More information on Facebook.

Phoenix

O'odham Lands

Indigenous Peoples’ Day 2018
WHEN: October 8
TIME: 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
WHERE: Heard Museum (2301 N Central Avenue, Phoenix Arizona 85004)
ADMISSION: Free
More information on Facebook.

Indigenous Peoples Day Arizona 2018
WHEN: October 8
TIME: 1:00 - 8:00 p.m.
WHERE: Puente Human Rights Movement (1937 W Adams Street, Phoenix Arizona 85009)
ADMISSION: Free
More information on Facebook or email: ipd.phx@gmail.com

Facebook message Indigenous Peoples Day Arizona or Indigenous Roots Uncut for questions.

Indigenous Peoples’ Day: Decoding the Doctrine of Discovery
WHEN: October 8
TIME: 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
WHERE: Pueblo Grande Museum, Community Room (4619 East Washington Street Phoenix, AZ 85034)
ADMISSION: Free
Register on Eventbrite.
More information on Facebook.

Indigenous Peoples’ Day 2018
WHEN: October 8
TIME: 3:00 - 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: Phoenix Art Museum (1625 N Central Avenue, Phoenix Arizona 85004)
ADMISSION: $5; FREE for Native Americans with tribal ID
More information on Facebook.

OXDX Fall Release 2018
WHEN: Friday, October 5
TIME: 6:00 - 10:00 p.m.
WHERE: Events on Jackson (245 E Jackson St., Phoenix Arizona 85004)
ADMISSION: Buy your tickets on OXDX Clothing.
More information on Facebook.

Denver

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

15th Annual Indigenous Film & Arts Festival
WHEN: Thursday, October 4 - Monday, October 8
TIME: Various times
WHERE: Check schedule for locations
ADMISSION: Free (suggested donation $5)

Indigenous Futurisms
WHEN: Friday, October 5
TIME: 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: University of Denver Museum of Anthropology, Sturm Hall, Museum of Anthropology, Room 102 (2000 East Asbury Avenue, Denver, Colorado 80208)
ADMISSION: Free (but register via Eventbrite)

Boulder

Arapaho Lands

​Indigenous Peoples Day Celebration: Boulder Prepares to Welcome the Arapaho People Home
WHEN: Sunday, October 7
TIME: 1:00 - 6:00 p.m.
WHERE: Boulder High School (1604 Arapahoe Avenue, Boulder Colorado 80302)
ADMISSION: Free
PARKING: Available
More information on Facebook.

WEST COAST

Global Indigenous Wisdom Summit - Facebook LIVE!
WHEN: October 8
TIME: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
WHERE: The Shift Network Facebook Page
GUEST SPEAKERS: Indigenous leaders from around the world, such as Grandmother SaSa (Swan of the North), Grandmother Flordemayo, Woman Stands Shining (Pat McCabe), Dave Courchene, Grandmother Moetu-Taiha, Pura Fé, Ilarion (Kuuyux/Larry) Merculieff, Tiokasin Ghosthorse, Joanne Shenandoah, Shawna Bluestar Newcomb, Leah Shenandoah, Unci Rita Long Visitor Holy Dance, Steven Newcomb, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Reverend Eila Paul, and more!

Seattle

Duwamish Lands

Seattle’s Indigenous Peoples’ Day 2018: March and City Celebration
WHEN: October 8
TIME: 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
WHERE: Westlake Park (401 Pine Street, Seattle, Washington 98101)
More information on Facebook.

5th Annual Indigenous People’s Day Celebration
WHEN: October 8
TIME: 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. (doors open at 4:00 p.m.)
WHERE: Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center (5011 Bernie Whitebear, Seattle, Washington 98199)
More information on Facebook.

AGENDA:
4:45 Welcoming by Mike Tulee
5:00 Prayer/Dinner
6:00 Honorings: Luana Ross and Jeri Moomaw (AIM Honor Song)
6:15 Performance by Taino Dancers
6:35 Performance by Indigenous Sisters Resistance
6:55 Performance by Aztec Dancers
7:15 Performance by Haida Heritage
7:35 Closing Prayer/Song

Learn more about the Duwamish.

Portland

Chinook, Chinuk Wawa, and Upper Chinook Lands

Indigenous Peoples' Day Celebration
WHEN: October 8
TIME: 1:00 - 9:00 p.m.
WHERE: 3917 NE Shaver Street, Portland, Oregon 97212
ADMISSION: Free (but RSVP via Eventbrite)
More information on Facebook.

San Francisco

Yelamu Ohlone Lands

Indigenous Red Market
WHEN: Sunday, October 7
TIME: 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
WHERE: Cedar Center (3124 International Blvd, Oakland California 94601)
ADMISSION: Free
PARKING: Street Parking
More information on Facebook or Eventbrite.

Annual Indigenous Peoples’ Day Sunrise Gathering
WHEN: October 8
TIME: 6:00 - 8:00 a.m. (Boats depart at 5:00, 5:15 and 5:45 a.m. from Fisherman’s Wharf Pier 33)
WHERE: Alcatraz Island
ADMISSION: Free (boat ticket needed)
BOAT TICKETS: $11, can buy in advance.

Celebrate San Francisco’s 1st Official Indigenous People’s Day
WHEN: October 8
TIME: 12:00 - 3:00 p.m.
WHERE: Yerba Gardens (Mission Street between 3rd & 4th Street)
ADMISSION: Free
Vendors are welcomed!

California Indian Forum: Taking Action to Heal Our Communities
WHEN: October 8
TIME: 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: Friendship House (56 Julian Avenue)
Vendors are welcomed!
More information on Facebook.

Los Angeles

Gabrielino/Tongva and Tataviam Lands

Indigenous Pride L.A. 2018
WHEN: Sunday, October 7
TIME: 11:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
WHERE: Barnsdall Art Park (4800 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles California 90027)
VENDORS: Facebook message the event page or contact the organizer.
More information on Facebook.

CONTACT:
Johnathan Talamantes, (323) 329-9905 or jtalamantes@apla.org

The Inaugural Indigenous Peoples Day Celebration in Los Angeles
WHEN: October 8
TIME: 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: Civic Center in Downtown Los Angeles (200 N Spring Street, Los Angeles 90012)
LYFT: Use code IPDLA2018 to receive 25% off
ADMISSION: Some events require an advance RSVP.
Events include a sunrise ceremony, fashion show, gallery openings, and music performances by Redbone and the Black Eyed Peas.

More information on Facebook.

ALASKA

Anchorage

Dena’ina Elnena

Indigenous People’s Day hosted by Alaska Native Studies
WHEN: October 8
TIME: 12:00 - 5:30 p.m.
WHERE: University of Alaska Anchorage Rasmuson Hall (3211 Providence Dr., Anchorage Alaska 99508)
ADMISSION: Free
More information on Facebook.

Indigenous People’s Day hosted by UAA On-Campus Living Community
WHEN: October 8
TIME: 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
WHERE: Cama-i Room, UAA On-Campus Living Community (3700 Sharon Gagnon Ln, Anchorage, Alaska 99508)
ADMISSION: Free
More information on Facebook.

Learn more about the Dena’ina.

HAWAII

Honolulu

Kanaka ʻŌiwi Lands

44th Annual Oahu Intertribal Powwow
WHEN: Saturday, October 6 - Sunday, October 7
TIME: Saturday 10:00 a.m. Grand Entry & Saturday 5:00 p.m. Closing; Sunday 10:00 a.m. Grand Entry & Sunday 5:00 p.m. Closing
WHERE: Magic Island, Ala Moana Beach Park (1202 Ala Moana Blvd, Honolulu Hawaii 96814)
ADMISSION: Free
VENDORS & VOLUNTEERS: Application is online.
More information at Honolulu Intertribal Powwow 2018 or on Facebook.

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

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caniscandida

Very good; one step at a time. Looking ahead, it would be great to see some form of brief regular, routine acknowledgement of a place's original Indigenous residents, at the beginning of public sessions of city governments.

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