Locally, the second Monday of October has a new meaning. What was Columbus Day is now a new holiday: Indigenous Peoples’ Day.
Indigenous Peoples’ Day seeks to recognize and affirm the Native cultures in America, and their great contributions to this nation. It reminds communities across the country that Native people are not part of the past, but our friends and neighbors who practice their cultures in the present. This will be a day of celebration. I wish you and those you love a wonderful Indigenous Peoples’ Day.
Celebrating Indigenous Peoples' Day
October 11, 2023