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Indigenous peoples are celebrating hard after three years of virtual gatherings. 

From the east coast to the majestic mountains in Alaska, there’s a celebration at every corner in the list of events ICT collected from across the country. Of course, some remain virtual and others are in-person again since the pandemic made it difficult to gather for large events. 

On Friday, Oct. 7, President Joe Biden issued a proclamation recognizing Oct. 10 as Indigenous Peoples' Day. 

"On Indigenous Peoples' Day, we honor the sovereignty, resilience, and immense contributions that Native Americans have made to the world," the proclamation reads. 

It goes on to say, "Native peoples challenge us to confront our past and do better, and their contributions to scholarship, law, the arts, public service, and more continue to guide us forward."

The big virtual party will be the release of Netflix’s new animated series, “Spirit Rangers” on Oct. 10. So make sure to stream the cartoon for all of your nieces, nephews, and kids. They will get to see Native kids on TV who are conserving the National Park they live and work in. Watch the “ICT Newscast with Aliyah Chavez” to learn more about the show from creator Karissa Valencia. 

If you want to add your event to the list, send an email to Kolby KickingWoman at kolby@ictnews.org with “Indigenous Peoples’ Day event 2022” in the subject line.

Stay safe out there, relatives. 

NEW HAMPSHIRE 

Indigenous Peoples Day Celebration
When: Monday, Oct. 10
Time: 1:30-3:30pm ET
Where: Founders Park, Exeter, NH 03833, United States
More info: Facebook event page

MASSACHUSETTS 

2022 Indigenous Peoples Day Events in Massachusetts
When: October 1 - 23
Time: In list 
More info: A list of events compiled by the Indigenous Peoples Day MA and Italian Americans for Indigenous Peoples Day. Facebook event page here.  

MAINE

Report Examining Effectiveness of Wabanaki Studies Law to Be Released on Indigenous Peoples’ Day
When: Monday, Oct. 10
Time: 10am ET
Where: Virtual
More Info: Report launch, keynote and panel discussion of “The Wabanaki Studies Law: 21 Years after Implementation.” Stream on YouTube

NEW YORK CITY 

Native New York
When: Monday, Oct. 10
Time: 11am - 4pm ET
Where: New York City
More Info: NMAI education experts and invited Native guests will share curriculum and teaching strategies about Native peoples of New York State. All registered attendees will receive a packet of resource materials developed by the NMAI, including the guides Telling Stories with Pictures: Collected Comics from Native New York and the The Dialogue Toolkit for Educators. Register

Indigenous Peoples Day Celebration
When: Sunday, Oct. 9 - Monday, Oct. 10
Time: SUN, 11am - 9pm ET; MON, 7am sunrise - 2pm ET 
Where: Randall’s Island Park
More Info: Hosted by Redhawk Native American Arts Council, Facebook event page

Indigenous People’s Day 
When: Monday, Oct. 10
Time: 11am-3pm ET
Where: Rochester Museum and Science Center, Rochester, New York
More Info: Facebook event page

Indigenous Peoples’ Day: Celebrate and Refocus
When: Monday, Oct. 10
Time: 5:30pm ET
Where: Everson Museum of Art Plaza, 701 S State St, Syracuse, New York
More Info: Facebook event page

BALTIMORE 

Indigenous Peoples Day Celebration 
When: Monday, Oct. 10
Time: 4-9pm ET 
Where: Baltimore Center Stage
More Info: Facebook event page, hosted by Native American Lifelines of Baltimore and Baltimore Center Stage

WASHINGTON, DC

Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian

In the week leading up to Indigenous Peoples Day on Oct. 10, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian is hosting events in recognition of the holiday. 

Five Ideas for Celebrating Indigenous Peoples’ Day 2022

2022 Indigenous Peoples' Day Teach-In Series

Sovereignty and Treaties
When: Saturday, Oct. 1
Time: 12pm - 3pm ET
Where: Virtual
More info: “NMAI education experts, Teaching for Change, and K–12 teachers will share curriculum and teaching strategies. Together, we will explore the NMAI's Essential Understandings for teaching about Indigenous peoples' histories and experiences around treaties and sovereignty today.” Register

Youth in Action | Indigenous Peoples’ Day: Transformative Teaching
When: Monday, Oct. 10
Time: 1pm ET
Where: Virtual
More Info: This Indigenous Peoples’ Day program highlights Native youth who are incorporating Indigenous voices in K–12 education and promoting inclusive conversations in our nation's classrooms. Register

“Come to the Circle” Indigenous Peoples Day Event on the Mall in DC
When: Monday, Oct. 10
Time: 2-5pm ET 
Where: Smithsonian’s National Museum of American Indian 
More info: Hosted by the American Indian Society of Washington DC. Check out their website or Facebook event for more. 

Indigenous Ally Day
When: Saturday, Oct. 8
Time: 10 - 11:30am EDT
Where: Virtual
More Info:  Panelists will be a representative from NABS, and Iakonikonriiosta from the Native North American Travelling College. 100 registered Rotarians are from all over what is known as Canada and the US, and want to learn how to be Indigenous Allies. Register

Secretary Haaland to Host Virtual Event Commemorating Indigenous Peoples’ Day

When: Friday, Oct. 7
Time: 4pm EDT
Where: Virtual
More Info: Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland will host a virtual live event highlighting the importance of Indigenous knowledge in stewarding lands, waters and wildlife. Stream on the Interior's website

INDIANA

Indigenous Peoples' Day Celebration
When: Monday, Oct. 10
Time: 5:30pm ET 
Where: Red Skelton Performing Arts Center, 20 W Red Skelton Blvd, Vincennes, IN
More info: Facebook event page 

MICHIGAN

Water Walk to Honor Water Gifts
When: Oct 8 - 10
Time: Sunrise
Where: Walk starts Baraga, MI and finishes in Copper Harbor Lighthouse at Astor Shipwreck Park, Copper Harbor, MI
More Info: Water Walkers will walk nearly 90 miles through the Keweenaw Peninsula and along Gichigami. The conclusion of the three-day event coincides with Indigenous Peoples’ Day. This annual day of celebration, which falls on Monday, Oct. 10, honors the peoples, histories, and cultures of Indigenous populations across the Americas. Event website.

WISCONSIN

2022 Climate Fast Forward
When: Monday, Oct. 17
Where: Monona Terrace, Madison, WI
More Info: Climate Fast Forward 2022 is an inclusive conference that sees the perspectives of Indigenous people as essential to addressing climate change in Wisconsin. Members and representatives from the twelve Tribal Nations represented in Wisconsin are encouraged to join in this collaborative conference and contribute to an action plan for climate change resilience. More at https://www.wisconsinacademy.org/cff-ict or 608-733-6633 or contact@wisconsinacademy.org

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NORTH CAROLINA

Indigenous Peoples Day Celebration
When: Monday, Oct. 10
Time: 11am 
Where: West Carolina University, Fountain Area
More Info: Facebook event page

CHICAGO

Indigenous Peoples’ Day Festival
When: Oct. 9-10
Time: 6:30 CDT, both days
Where: Sunday, October 9 event is at Logan Square Auditorium; Monday, October 10, the Old Town School of Folk Music 
More Info: The Indigenous Peoples Movement (IPM), Sky People Entertainment, the International Latino Cultural Center, and the Old Town School of Folk Music bring the first Indigenous Peoples' Day festival to celebrate Indigeneity all weekend. This donation-only, two-night event on October 9th and 10th, 2022, will host full musical performances by Indigenous artists spanning the western hemisphere. Event information for each day can be found here, Oct. 9 and Oct. 10

Indigenous Peoples’ Day Celebration
When: Monday, Oct. 10
Time: 10:30am CDT
Where: Pottawattomie Park, 7340 N. Rogers Ave., Chicago
More Info: Dozens of Native Americans, elected officials and community leaders will gather Monday to celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day and will also address recent developments regarding statues recognizing Christopher Columbus.

MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL

Saint Paul Indigenous Peoples' Day Celebration
When: Monday, Oct. 10
Time: 11am CT
Where: Margaret Park, 1109 Margaret Street, Saint Paul, MN 55106
More Info: Facebook page

NEBRASKA

Indigenous Peoples' Day Celebration
When: Monday, Oct. 10
Time: 1pm ET
Where: 3902 Davenport St, Omaha, NE
More Info: Facebook event page

OKLAHOMA

4th Annual Indigenous Peoples Day Celebration
When: Monday, Oct. 10
Time: 9:30am - 4pm CT
Where: Bacone College, 2299 Old Bacone Rd., Muscogee, OK
More Info: Facebook page

OHIO

Celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day!
When: Monday, Oct. 10
Time: 4:00pm CT
Where: Bricker Hall Lobby, Columbus, OH
More Info: The Black Ash Baskets of the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians exhibit opening

NEW MEXICO

Indigenous Peoples Day celebration 
When: Monday, Oct. 10
Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm MDT
Where: Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
More Info: A day of events celebrating New Mexico’s Indigenous population. A day full of speakers, cultural dance exhibitions and artist demonstrations. Event website and Facebook event page

MONTANA

Indigenous Peoples Day event
When: Saturday, Oct. 8
Time: 9:00am - 6:00pm MST
Where: Dawson Community College
More Info: Activities for the whole family to educate and celebrate Indigenous People

Bridge Dedication Ceremony
When: Monday, Oct. 10
Time: 12:30pm MST
Where: Higgins Ave. bridge, Missoula, MT
More Info: The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes (CSKT) and the Séliš-Ql̓ispé Culture Committee will join Missoula County, the City of Missoula and others to officially name Beartracks Bridge on Higgins Avenue. A community procession across the bridge will follow the dedication ceremony. Small pow wow to follow

COLORADO

2022 Indigenous Peoples Day Events
When: Oct. 8 - Oct. 12
Time: Varies by day and event
Where: Boulder, CO
More Info: Community events will occur from Saturday, Oct. 8 through Wednesday, Oct. 12 and are free and open to the public. Find information provided by event organizers below. Event website

Indigenous People's Day Celebration
When: Monday, Oct. 10
Time: 4-6:30pm MT
Where: 1865 W Mississippi Ave, Denver, CO 80223-2928, United States
More Info: Facebook event page

WASHINGTON STATE

Indigenous Peoples' Day Rally for #ChinookJustice
When: Friday, Oct. 7
Time: 11:30am PDT
Where: Vancouver, WA
More Info: Ahead of Indigenous Peoples’ Day, members of the Chinook Indian Nation have invited federal leaders to join the rally in support of #ChinookJustice, and are calling on them to introduce legislation that restores federal recognition of the Chinook Indian Nation. Event website

Celebration of Indigenous Peoples' Day
When: Monday, Oct. 10
Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm PDT
Where: The Merc Playhouse in Twisp, WA
More Info: Film screening of The Doctrine of Recovery, there will be a Native opening prayer, and panel discussion.

OREGON

Indigenous Peoples' Day Celebration
When: Sunday, Oct. 9
Time: 11am PT
Where: Clackamas Community College in the Environmental Learning Center 21 Inskeep Drive, Oregon City 97045
More info: Facebook event page

CALIFORNIA

Indigenous Peoples Day Sunrise Gathering
When: Monday, Oct. 10
Time: 6-8am PT
Where: Alcatraz Island
More info: Facebook event page

Coast Miwok Indigenous Peoples' Day Celebration
When: Monday, Oct. 10
Time: 6pm PT
Where: VIRTUAL 
More info: Facebook event page

NEVADA

Indigenous Peoples Day Celebration
When: Monday, Oct. 10
Time: 4:45pm PT
Where: Wingfield Park, Reno, NV
More info: Facebook event page

Welcome Sign Changing Colors Monday for Indigenous Peoples Day
When: Monday, Oct. 10
Time: 10am PT
Where: The Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign on Las Vegas Boulevard south of Russell Road
More Info: County commissioners and representatives from the Nevada Indian Commission, Native Voters Alliance Nevada, Las Vegas Indian Center, IndigenousAF Inc., and InterTribal Council of Nevada will turn the Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign yellow, orange in recognition of Indigenous Peoples Day

ARIZONA

Indigenous Peoples Day Celebration
When: Monday, Oct. 10
Time: 8:30am Arizona Time
Where: Flagstaff City Hall, 211 W Aspen Ave, Flagstaff, Arizona
More Info: Facebook event page

Indigenous Peoples Day
When: Monday, Oct. 10
Time: 9:30am - 4pm Phoenix Time
Where: Heard Museum, Phoenix, Arizona
More Info: Facebook event page

Indigenous Peoples' Day Phoenix Fest
When: Monday, Oct. 10
Time: 3-10pm Phoenix Time
Where: Phoenix, AZ
More Info: Sundance Film Festival’s Indigenous Film Jury Winners Brit Hensel and Rayka Zehtabchi will feature their work at the Indigenous Peoples Day Phoenix Fest. Event website

8th annual Indigenous Peoples Day Arizona
When: Oct. 8 - 10
Time: Varies by day
Where: Phoenix, AZ
More Info: Events include a trash cleanup Saturday 7:30 a.m. to noon Phoenix Time along the Rio Salado; a prayer run Sunday morning; and a conference and celebration from 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday. All events are free and open to the public. Register

Indigenous Peoples Day Tuscon
When: Monday, Oct. 10
Time: Sunrise Run/Walk 6:00am - 9:00am; Centering the Sacred, Centering Healing 2:30pm - 7:00pm
Where: Global Justice Center, Tuscon, AZ
More Info: Come learn about different modalities of healing with your family

Indigenous Peoples Day Celebration
When: Monday, Oct. 10
Time: 11am AKT
Where: Moseley Sports Center, Anchorage, AK
More Info: Facebook event page

Indigenous People's Day Celebration!
When: Monday, Oct. 10
Time: 5:30pm AKT
Where: 3700 Sharon Gagnon Ln, Anchorage, AK
More Info: Facebook event page

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