CHM Event

Indigenous People’s Day Recognition

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Coos History Museum, Sprague Gallery

Join us to become one of the many communities recognizing Indigenous Peoples Day. Several states including Alaska, Hawaii, Washington, Oregon, California, South Dakota, Vermont, and Colorado celebrate this day in place of Columbus Day. “Indigenous Peoples Day” re-imagines Columbus Day and changes a celebration of colonialism, into an opportunity to reveal historical truths about our country’s recent history, and indigenous people’s lengthy history in the Americas, to celebrate indigenous resilience and culture. In Oregon; Portland, Albany, Corvallis, Eugene, Springfield, and Ashland just to name a few, all host various events to celebrate this holiday. Come to the museum to help us begin recognizing and celebrating this day each year.

Mark Petrie, Cultural Assistant of the Confederated Tribes of The Coos, Lower Umpqua, and Siuslaw Indians will be presenting on: “Revitalization of a Culture through Resilience and Passion: the Coos, Lower Umpqua, and Siuslaw people bring back their culture.”

All events subject to change.