Governor proclaims Indigenous Peoples Day in Idaho
Join the Indigenous Idaho Alliance, Native American communities of Boise and surrounding areas, and representatives of the Five Tribes of Idaho at 10 a.m. on October 14, 2019 in the Rotunda of the Capitol Building to celebrate the reading of Governor Brad Little’s Proclamation of “Indigenous Peoples Day” in Idaho.
Indigenous People’s Day allows Idahoans to uphold truth in history and acknowledge the atrocities that Indigenous people endured as a result of colonization. The proclamation also emphasizes contemporary contributions Indigenous nations have and continue to make in the state and affirms that “Indigenous Peoples Day shall be used to reflect upon ongoing resilience of Indigenous People on this land, and to celebrate the thriving culture and value that Indigenous People add to Idaho and calls on all citizens to continue the efforts that have been successful up to this time to grow their knowledge of our Indigenous community in Idaho.”
After the Proclamation Reading, there will be a Celebration Gathering and meal at the Linen Building starting at 11:30 a.m., a short program with participation from local Native Americans and representatives of the Five Tribes of Idaho will be presented.