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

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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

More information on Facebook or at the Native American Community Development Institute.

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

Learn more about Peggy Flanagan in previous stories at Indian Country Today: The people are voting...so what would it take to get a 100 percent turnout? and History strikes again: A Native woman will help lead Minnesota.

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 theIndian 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 theIndian 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