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Indigenous Peoples' Day

Resources in Honor of Indigenous Peoples' Day

On October 11, we will observe Indigenous Peoples' Day, a holiday that honors the history and contemporary experiences of Native peoples in the Americas. In celebration, we're highlighting a selection of stories for all grade levels that center Indigenous people, including stories about triumphs, resilience, and challenges Indigenous people are facing today.

  • A Few Things to Know About Why Treaties Matter [Elementary, Middle, and High School] - This short video provides an introduction to the history and importance of treaties between Native nations and the U.S.

  • The People's Newspaper [Middle and High School] - This documentary short shows how The Navajo Times keeps the Navajo Nation informed and connected, even during the pandemic.

  • Piapot Powwow [Elementary, Middle, and High School] - This photo story celebrates the significance of powwows and other Indigenous cultural and religious ceremonies, which were banned in Canada until 1951.

  • Louisiana Tribe Lost Most of Its Homes to Hurricane Ida [Middle and High School] - This story explains Hurricane Ida's impact on members of the Pointe-Au-Chien tribe, and how they are organizing to care for their community.

  • Alaska Natives on the Front Line: Higher Education [High School] - This podcast episode shares how Alaska's only tribal college supports its students with culturally relevant teaching.

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Photo Courtesy: Singers, dancers, activists and poets were among the revelers on Randall's Island.  Credit...Jeremy Dennis for The New York Times

For more information about how to attend online events about Indigenous Peoples' Day

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