Indigenous Peoples' Day, October 11

Indigenous Peoples' Day, October 11

We celebrate Indigenous Peoples' Day on the 2nd Monday of October, as an alternative to Columbus Day. It is one of many days that aims to celebrate Indigenous populations and Tribal Nations across the United States. To learn more about the origins of Indigenous Peoples' Day, gain an Indigenous perspective, understand the connection to the Jesuit Schools Network, see the resources below.




Indigenous Peoples' Day: The Basics

Understanding Indigenous People's Day

Smithsonian Magazine

Tool for identifying the Tribes that inhabited your neighborhood

Native Land Digital

Land Acknowledgements

Smithsonian Museum of the American Indian: Native Knowledge 360

An Indigenous Perspective on Land Acknowledgements

US Department of Arts & Culture

Honor Native Land: A Guide and Call to Acknowledgment

Jesuit Schools Network


Xavier University: Native American Prayers

Jesuit Schools Network

America Magazine: The Jesuit Review

Jesuit & Lakota: Red Cloud School


Jesuits Endorse Bill to Establish a Truth and Healing Commission on US Indian Boarding School Policy

Want to learn more?

Children's Books

American Indians in Children's Literature

Native American News Sources

Indian Country Today

Indigenizing the News

Interactive Game

Indian Land Tenure: When Rivers Were Trails

This toolkit was made in partnership with the Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Office and the JHS Clark Library.

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