Indigenous People’s Day

October 6, 2017
The New York Foundation respectfully observes Indigenous People’s Day—this upcoming October 8th & 9th, 2017—as a reclamation of Columbus Day, and as a day to celebrate, learn about, and center Indigenous peoples, and their history throughout the Americas, and particularly here in New York City. From Long Island’s Shinnecock Nation to the Lenni-Lenape of the Delaware River Basin, New York State includes many Indigenous nations.

There are various events that will take place across New York City in celebration of Indigenous People’s Day. Below we feature some of these events:

(These events are not related to New York Foundation grantees.)


October 8-9, 2017
Indigenous People Day Celebration
Randalls Island, New York

Sunday 11AM – 5PM
Monday 7AM – 4PM (Sunrise Ceremony: 7AM)


October 9, 2017
Decolonize this Place
American Museum of Natural History

Monday 3:30PM
Meet in the Main Hall Where Tickets are Sold


October 9, 2017
Indigenous People’s Day: SNAP Outreach with Hunger Free America
Repair the World NYC

Monday 11AM – 2PM

—Najha Zigbi-Johnson