Learn More About: Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Indigenous Peoples’ Day honors the histories, cultures, and perspectives of Indigenous peoples and their ancestors who lived on the land now known as North America.

“In 1977 participants at the United Nations International Conference on Discrimination against Indigenous Populations in the Americas proposed that Indigenous Peoples’ Day replace Columbus Day. Indigenous Peoples’ Day recognizes that Native people are the first inhabitants of the Americas, including the lands that later became the United States of America. And it urges Americans to rethink history.” (Sourced from Indigenous Peoples’ Day: Rethinking How We Celebrate American History, Dennis W. Zotigh and Renee Gokey, 2019, National Museum of the American Indian.)

Explore our library research guide on Indigenous Peoples’ Day by visiting this site: libguides.luc.edu/Lists/IPD

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