Ways to celebrate Indigenous People’s Day today and everyday.
October 11 is Indigenous People’s Day in the US and November is Indigenous People’s History Month. Here’s how to celebrate Indigenous people today and everyday.
Attend an In-Person or Virtual Celebration/Educational Opportunity.
Look at your local tribe’s social media or website pages.
Here is an event in Southern California:https://www.eventbrite.com/e/indigenous-peoples-day-tickets-165632999761
Educate Yourself and Your Family.
Have discussions, listen to podcasts, follow new accounts. A great book to start with is An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States (REVISIONING HISTORY) by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz. Unlearn the anglo-saxon history we were taught in school.
Take Action to Rename Columbus Day.
Stop calling October 11th Columbus day. Yes, it is a national holiday but check with your local government to ensure that they recognize it and are providing support to the local tribe.
Support Indigenous People's Rights Organizations.
Reach out to your local tribes and ask who they recommend donating to and how you can support.
Acknowledge/Tag Stolen Land
Over 90% of the land that US citizens currently inhabit were once stolen native land. Give credit to the tribe whose land you are presiding on.