Indigenous Peoples’ Day is a holiday that celebrates and honors Native 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.
Things you can do to teach your kids about Indigenous Peoples’ Day:
- Teach a more truthful history of Christopher Columbus and the Indigenous peoples of the Caribbean Islands to your kids.
- Visit the National Museum of the American Indian with your family and talk about it.
- Cook together a Native American recipe this Thanksgiving and research together the staple foods that were endemic to the Americas.
- Talk to someone who is Native American/American Indian and ask questions about their culture and their history. Listen.
- READ, READ, READ, and read some more about unbiased accounts, chronicles, and testimonies from American Indian authors, writers, and scholars about their culture and history.
Happy Indigenous Peoples’ Day!