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.

Head Man 2022

The 2022 Indigenous Peoples’ Day Celebration at Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center is being planned! Stay tuned for more information. Contact for sponsorship and event information.

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

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.


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