Celebrations at Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center
United Indians was one of a team of Native activists and allies that successfully advocated for the City of Seattle to recognize the second Monday in October as Indigenous Peoples’ Day in 2014. We commemorate the day annually with a rally and march downtown, followed by speeches, Native cultural performances, and a community dinner at Daybreak Star. All are welcome, Native and non-Native alike!
The history of Indigenous Peoples’ Day in Seattle was highlighted in a blog post, detailing the importance of this day to Native communities and the steps the City of Seattle took to reclaim the day from colonizers. Our yearly celebrations will continue in 2019 on Monday, October 14th, so save the date of the 5th annual Indigenous People’s Day celebration.
Our 2018 Indigenous Peoples’ Day theme was Honoring Indigenous Womxn, and we were joined by activists Luana Ross and Jeri Moomaw. We also featured performances from Native performance groups from around the country, including Tloke Nahuake – Tlayolohtli Traditional Aztec Dance Family and Indigenous Sisters Resistance.