Indigenous Peoples' Day
October 9th, 2023 is Indigenous Peoples' Day
Celebrated on the second Monday of October to honor the cultures and histories of the Native American people. The day is centered around reflecting on their tribal roots and the tragic stories that hurt but strengthened their communities.
Indigenous People's Day commemorates the Indigenous peoples of North America, celebrates their heritage and brings awareness to the history of colonialism and genocide. The idea for the holiday began at an international United Nations conference on discrimination in 1977. In 1992, the city of Berkeley, California observed its first "Day of Solidarity with Indigenous People" as a counter-celebration to Columbus Day. It is increasingly observed by certain states and municipalities in the United States.
Watch the following films about Native American culture and activism.
"What happens when a story is forgotten? I'm making a film about my dad, Gary Wiski-ge-amatyuk, my family, and what it means to be Native American today."
Camille Manybeads Tso tells an inspiring true story of Native American heritage.
These heroes, past and present, uplift the voices of their communities through action.
Nyla Innuksuk is a young indigenous filmmaker who is pushing the boundaries of filmmaking, going beyond 2D (flattie) films to VR/AR and 360 with her Mixtape VR company. Check out her journey to date.
Two storytellers, elder Tiana Bighorse and young Noel Bennett, published Tiana's family history. Now elderly, Noel is collaborating with Tiana's great grandson.
The following stories have links so you can hear the audio as you read. Great for ESL students!
Artists celebrate Native American leaders and recreate the traditions of this rich culture.
Organizer created on 10/9/2017 2:26:30 PM by MY HERO Staff
Last edited 10/3/2023 2:46:44 PM by Abigail Richardson