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