Indigenous Peoples' Day

October 9 is Indigenous Peoples' Day

October 9 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.

The Buffalo

The Buffalo has a special place in North American history and culture.

Chief Joseph

By: Jennifer Beck
"The Earth is the mother of all people and all people should have equal rights upon it."

Native American Spirituality

By: Jennifer Beck
Native American Spirituality comes in myriad forms.

Crazy Horse

By: Carlos

Crazy Horse (Tashunke-witko)

By: Courtney from California


By: Andrew from Wallingford

Red Cloud

By: Eric from San Diego

Chief Joseph

By: Joel from Spokane
"I hope that no more groans of wounded men and women will ever go to the ear of the Great Spirit Chief above, and that all people may be one people."

Chief Joseph

By: Gage from Longmont
Sitting Bull
By: Michael from Wallingford
Sitting Bull an American Hero

Chief Joseph Hinmton Yalektit by Robert Shetterly

By: Robert Shetterly
Portrait of Chief Yalektit by Robert Shetterly, Americans Who Tell the

Organizer created on 10/9/2017 2:26:30 PM by MY HERO Staff

Last edited 1/2/2019 9:05:40 PM by Anthony Pouw