Indigenous Peoples’ Day is a holiday in the United States that celebrates and honors indigenous American peoples and commemorates their histories and cultures. It is celebrated across the United States on the second Monday in October, and is an official city and state holiday in various localities.


Indigenous Peoples Day was instituted in Berkeley, California, in 1992, to coincide with the 500th anniversary of the arrival of Columbus in the Americas on October 12, 1492.

Starting in 2014, many other cities and states adopted the holiday.

In 2021, Joe Biden formally commemorated the holiday with a presidential proclamation, becoming the first U.S. president to do so.

Did you know the indigenous peoples of Artic Greenland, Canada and Alaska invented the goggles we use today while skiing or snowboarding?

Check out the video below to see what else they have invented!

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