September 28th, 2020
PHOENIX– This October 12th will be Indigenous Peoples Day after Governor Ducey has signed a proclamation to recognize the contributions of Indigenous People. To celebrate the proclamation, Senator Jamescita Peshlakai, Indigenous Peoples’ Initiative President Dylan Baca and community members will hold an event at the Heard Museum on September 29th at 9:30am. As an Arizona State Senator and member of the Navajo Nation, Jamescita Peshlakai has partnered with the Indigenous Peoples’ Initiative to launch an effort to abolish Columbus Day and replace it with Indigenous People’s Day in Arizona to honor Indigenous Peoples in Arizona and the United States.
WHAT: Celebration of Arizona Indigenous People’s Day
WHEN: Tuesday, September 29th at 9:30am
WHERE: The Heard Museum Plaza
WHO: Senator Jamescita Peshlakai, Senator Victoria Steele, Representatives Arlando Teller, Myron Tsosie and Jennifer Jermaine, Indigenous Peoples’ Initiative President Dylan Baca, Representative from the Biden for President Campaign, Navajo County Board Supervisor Dawnafe Whitesinger and others.