2018 Indigenous People’s Day – October 8, 2018

Posted By Paul G October 5th, 2018 Last Updated on: October 19th, 2018

The list of cities and states celebrating Indigenous People's Day instead of Columbus day continues to grow.  According to Time Magazine, there are now more than 60!

From Wikipedia (in order of adoption):

    • Austin, Texas
    • Bangor, Maine
    • Brunswick, Maine
    • Burbank, California
    • Cornell University
    • Davenport, Iowa
    • Durham, New Hampshire
    • Eau Claire Area School District, Wisconsin
    • Eau Claire, Wisconsin
    • Iowa City, Iowa
    • Ithaca, New York
    • Johnson County, Iowa
    • Long Beach, California
    • Los Angeles, California
    • Los Angeles County, California
    • Moscow, Idaho
    • Nashville, Tennessee
    • Norman, Oklahoma
    • Oak Park, Illinois
    • Oberlin, Ohio
    • Orono, Maine
    • Portland, Maine
    • Salt Lake City, Utah
    • San Luis Obispo, California
    • Stanford, Kentucky
    • Starks, Maine
    • Tulsa, Oklahoma
    • Tahlequah, Oklahoma
    • University of Alaska Fairbanks
    • Watsonville, California
    • Trinidad and Tobago
    • Denver, Colorado
    • Madison, Wisconsin
    • State of Minnesota
    • State of Vermont
    • University of Utah
    • Brown University
    • Syracuse University
    • Ann Arbor, Michigan
    • Spokane, Washington
    • Bainbridge Island, Washington
    • East Lansing, Michigan
    • Santa Fe, New Mexico
    • Phoenix, Arizona
    • State of Alaska
    • Ypsilanti, Michigan
    • Durango, Colorado
    • Asheville, North Carolina
    • Eugene, Oregon
    • Cambridge, Massachusetts
    • Boulder, Colorado
    • Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
    • Lawrence, Kansas
    • Amherst, Massachusetts
    • Northampton, Massachusetts
    • Bozeman, Montana
    • University of Central Oklahoma
    • St. Paul, Minnesota
    • Albuquerque, New Mexico
    • Portland, Oregon
    • Traverse City, Michigan
    • Akron/Newstead, New York
    • Olympia, Washington
    • Village of Lewiston, New York
    • Anadarko, Oklahoma
    • Carrboro, North Carolina
    • Belfast, Maine
    • San Fernando, California
    • Alpena, Michigan
    • Bexar County, Texas
    • Fargo, North Dakota
    • Grand Marais and Cook County, MN
    • Hillsborough, North Carolina
    • Minneapolis, Minnesota
    • Seattle, Washington
    • Grand Rapids, Minnesota
    • Minnesota State University, Mankato
    • Berkeley, California
    • Santa Cruz, California
    • Lawton, Oklahoma
    • Mankato, Minnesota
    • San Francisco, California
    • West Hartford, Connecticut
    • Pittsfield, Massachusetts
    • Tompkins County, New York
    • South Fulton, Georgia
    • Somerville, Massachusetts
    • Okmulgee, Oklahoma
    • Gouldsboro, Maine
    • Tacoma, Washington
    • Cincinnati, Ohio
    • Boise, Idaho

Berkely, California was the first to adopt Indigenous People's day in 1992.  Since then the movement has spread across the country.  Let's hope this continues to grow for years to come.

Many of these locations have schedule celebrations starting Friday, October 5th and going through Tuesday, October 9th.  Take a look at the list below to find a celebration near you.  The celebrations feature concerts, lectures, dancing and more!  Taboo from the Black Eyed Peas will be headling the celebration in Los Angeles, California.

Indigenous People's Day Celebrations

Find one near you and celebrate your Native pride!



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Ester Madrel

I think this is a very positive initiative ; no mourning about what Columbus and ALL the others have done , but celebrate your OWN life . WCONDERFUL !

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