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.

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.

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Photo by Jonathan Lee