Indigenous People’s Day honors the past, present, and future of Native peoples throughout the US. The holiday recognizes the legacy and impact of colonialism on Native communities, and it also celebrates the cultures, contributions, and resilience of contemporary Native peoples.

Celebrating Indigenous Peoples’ Day can take many forms. Indigenous-led organizations host educational activities and performance events while honoring ceremonies bring cultural celebrations to public stages across the country.

Respectfully observing Indigenous Peoples’ Day means centering on Indigenous culture, history, and traditions. You can engage with the resources listed below to learn more about the importance of Indigenous Peoples’ Day and find ways to celebrate the holiday respectfully.