Here We Come Again, Columbus! 2nd Annual NY Indigenous Peoples Day Celebration
On Columbus Day weekend in 2015, for the first time in NYC, 6,000 Indigenous people and supporters gathered on Randall’s Island to celebrate the 523-year survival of First Nations cultures and traditions. The event received worldwide media coverage and was the beginning of Indigenous Peoples Day in NYC.
On October 10th 2016, 9 Indigenous organizations in New York City will again unify to bring awareness of Indigenous Peoples Day, traditionally celebrated on Columbus Day. The groups involved are the American Indian Community House, Redhawk Native American Arts Council, United Federation of Taino People, Kechiwa Nation, Halawai, Naoiwi, East Coast Two Spirit Society and Safe Harbors Indigenous Collective.