Prior to the recognition of Indigenous Peoples’ Day in Seattle, a group of indigenous organizers led marches and protests in downtown Seattle on Columbus Day from 2009-2014. In 2014, team of Native activists and allies successfully advocated for the City of Seattle to recognize the second Monday in October as Indigenous Peoples’ Day. That year, United Indians hosted Seattle’s first Indigenous Peoples’ Day celebration.

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In 2022, United Indians of All Tribes Foundation is hosting an Indigenous Peoples’ Day celebration on October 10th, from 4:00 to 8:00pm to honor Indigenous people. After the celebratory march and gathering at City Hall, Daybreak Star Cultural Center will be open for a free salmon dinner, cultural performers, and open mic sharing with DJ Big REZ as our MC. T-Shirts and medicine bundles are available for the Native community, and all are welcome. 

2:00PM – Bingo – Coffee and Tea station, appetizers.

2:30PM – Unkitawa leading round dance activities  

4:00 – Opening Blessing, Drum and Song with Matt Remle

4:05 – Welcome Remarks with ED Mike Tulee and Meghan Jernigan

4:10 – Keynote Address with Elder Randy Lewis

4:30 – Cultural Performances

5:30 – Dinner Service (Salmon, hot dog station, dessert bar, smores at fire pit)

6:00 – Cultural Performances

6:45 – Open Mic and Community Sharing (all drums welcome)

7:30 – Cultural Performances  

8PM – Closing prayer and remarks Abriel Johnny, UIATF board Chair

For media and press inquiries, please contact at Chris Cullen at chris@krispyproductions.com.

Indigenous Peoples Day 2022
Indigenous Peoples Day 2022

Thank you to the sponsors of our 2022 Indigenous Peoples’ Day Celebration!

City of Seattle Office of Civil Rights

Our community events are the backbone of our organization, bringing community together and often bringing in much support for our programs. These events could not happen without the generous support of dedicated volunteers. There are a variety of volunteer opportunities within these events, including setting up, cleaning, serving food, assisting elders, and much more! Learn more here.

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You can watch our 2020 virtual celebration on Facebook or Vimeo.