The local movement to officially celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day in Olympia began during the October 14, 2014 City Council meeting. On August 15th, 2015 City Council approved the resolution. On August 17th, Mayor (Pro Tem) Nathaniel Jones, presented the City’s proclamation to a crowd of supporters at an Indigenous Day rally. Olympia, Washington joined a growing number of cities in the country to declare the second Monday of October, which is typically observed as Columbus Day, as Indigenous Peoples Day. This year (2017), we are Honoring Our Indigenous Women on October 9th, 2017.
10am to 2pm– Women Speakers
2pm to 3pm– Indigenous Dancers “Grand Entry”
(from State Capital down Capital Way to Heritage Park)
3pm to 6pm– Open Mic and Entertainment
Indigenous Art Display/ Artwalk
Indigneous Food Vendors
Indigneous merchant stands
Indigenous Information Tables
7pm to 9pm– Hosted DInner at Squaxin Island Community Kitchen
Tribal Council Speakers
CALL OUT FOR Indigenous Dancers, Artists, and Vendors!
For more info please contact the Matriarchal Indigenous Sisters and Two-spirit Society (M.I.S.T.S) Earth-Feather Sovereign (firstname.lastname@example.org)
“I am trying to redefine Indigenous as recognizing ALL Indigenous People. We all have Indigenous-roots somewhere. In reconnecting with our Indigenous-roots, we are able to find healing within ourselves and come closer to the earth. Please help and show your support.” ~Earth-Feather Sovereign (M.I.S.T.S) Matriarch
Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/728573420675154/