Sunday, October 8 at 1 PM – 8 PM PDT
Hollywood and Highland
This event is organized by: American Indian Movement – So Cal, Idle No More – So Cal, and March & Rally LA; and supported by many other groups.
On August 30th, the LA City Council voted (14 to 1) to approve Indigenous People’s Day as the second Monday of October, annually. LA City changes will be completed by October 2018. From that year on, Columbus Day will be abolished and replaced with IPD! We are currently asking the community to advocate for the change in LA County, as well; the Board of Supervisors will hear public testimony on Oct. 3. Long Beach City will vote on that day, as well! We will continue to post events within this page.
This year’s celebration also offers honor and recognition to Leonard Peltier- our relative, still imprisoned. There is much work to do, and we must work together for his freedom. We hope you take the time to join us on this beautiful day to be INDIGENOUS (especially on Indigenous People’s Day)!
+ SPEAKERS +
David Hill (American Indian Movement, Member – International Leonard Peltier Defense Committee)
Rudy Ortega (Tataviam Nation)
…and more TBA!
+ LIVE MUSIC performances by indigenous artists+
Kelly Caballero (Tongva)
Jessa Calderon (Tongva, Tataviam, Chumash)
Azul Quetzal (Mayan)
Aztlan Underground (Odami, Raramuri, Mazahua, Mayo, Opata, Apache, Mayan, Yaqui)
Miracle Dolls (Mandan, Hidatsa)
Raye Zaragoza (Akimel O’otham)
+ INDIGENOUS DANCE EXHIBITIONS +
+ VENDORS +
…plus FOOD vendors!
PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN REUSABLE WATER BOTTLE!
PLEASE USE PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION! THE LOCATION IS CONVENIENT TO THE METRO RED LINE (HOLLYWOOD & HIGHLAND STOP), AS WELL AS OTHER METRO BUSES, AND DASH HOLLYWOOD.