Indigenous Peoples Day in NYC 2022

Thursday, October 6, 2022. New York City – Instead of celebrating Columbus Day, thousands of people in the United States of America celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day.

These are some of the events that will take place in New York City in 2022.

Free Indigenous Activist Leonard Peltier

Organizers say on Facebook, “Come hear an update on the case of Indigenous Political Prisoner Leonard Peltier.”

The People’s Forum
320 W 37th St, New York, NY 10018.
Saturday, October 8, 2022.
1:00 P.M. a 4:00 P.M.

Daniel Battaglia, International Leonard Peltier Defense Committee Secretary
Kevin Sharp, Leonard Peltier’s Lead Attorney
Lenny Foster, Founder and Former Director of Navajo Nation Corrections Project, Leonard Peltier’s Spiritual Adviser and Longtime Friend
Other Cultural Warriors to be Announced
Sponsored by ILPDC, NYC Free Peltier, NYC Jericho Movement,
The ProLibertad Freedom Campaign, Certain Days, NYC ABC, New Abolitionist Movement

Livestream link: Free Indigenous Activist, Political Prisoner Leonard Peltier!

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Indigenous Peoples Day Ride

Sunday, October 9, 2022.
1 Bowling Green, Manhattan. Broadway and Morris Street.
Manhattan, New York City.
Time: 8:30 A.M.

Redrum Motorcycle Club & Society says on Facebook that this is “A Ride from the Museum of the American Indian NYC 1 Bowling Green to the Indigenous Peoples Day Event on Randalls Island.”

“Proceeds from the run go to support the Native American Scholarships Fund. All are welcome!,” says Redrum Motorcycle Club & Society.

Members of REDRUM MC ride their motorcycles to celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day.

15th Annual NYC Indigenous Day of Remembrance 2022

Columbus Circle. Merchants gate.
Manhattan, New York City.
Sunday, October 9, 2022.
2pm EST.

Maritza Feliciano-Potter, Sanakori Aragauacuel Apito, the organizers say on Facebook, “An annual Indigenous event that remembers and honors the Indigenous ancestors whom suffered or were murdered by the invaders and colonizers in 1492 to the present day. We also remember and honor all the Indigenous peoples that were stolen, and enslaved for the sake of racist patriarchal profit on Turtle Island.

As the so called “U.S.A” celebrates the memory of Christopher Columbus, the Indigenous community remembers our ancestral memory of loss as well as seeking justice and healing from our collective ancestral trauma.

Feel free to bring items for the ancestral altar (such as fruits/seeds/shells/herbal medicines). Come prepared with your voices, ancestral songs, and your drums and rattles as we make space to remember those who came before us. Traditional Indigenous clothing or Regalia encouraged.”

For many years, I have been covering the Annual NYC Indigenous Day of Remembrance. For health problems, I will not be able to cover the event this year. Click here to see photos and videos from past years.

REMOVE Christopher Columbus statue from Columbus Circle.
Sunday, October 15, 2017. 10th Annual Indigenous Day of Remembrance in New York City.

Indigenous Peoples Day Celebration

Randalls Island.
Manhattan, New York City.
Sunday, October 9 and Monday, October 10, 2022.

Redhawk Native American Arts Council says on Facebook, “Event begins 11am on Sunday October 9th until 9pm . October 10th 7am Sunrise ceremony event ends 2pm. Ican Stadium in Randalls Island. Celebration of Indigenous People from Across the Americas and around the World, Music, dance, poetry, performances, guest speakers and much more.”

“This event is Free to the public and there is no profit off of this event but the organizations coming together to make this happen want to make sure we can raise funding to make this event happen for all who attend. Click the link to donate, says the organizers.

Featuring: Roberto Mukaro Borrero, Taino Cultural Advisor/Activist/Artist, Kasibahagua Taino Cultural Society, Sutton King, Bobby Sanchez, Black Tiger IMC, Immortal Technique, Young Blood Singers, King Charles FNYK, Kayla LookingHorse, Miss Chief Rocka, etc.

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Indigenous Peoples Day 2021. Water ceremony. Randall’s Island, Manhattan; NYC.
Indigenous Peoples Day 2021. Immortal Technique. Randall’s Island, Manhattan; NYC.

Youth in Action | Indigenous Peoples’ Day: Transformative Teaching

Monday, October 10, 2022, 1 – 2 p.m. EDT

National Museum of the American Indian: “How is teaching a form of activism? This Indigenous Peoples’ Day program highlights Native youth who are incorporating Indigenous voices in K–12 education and promoting inclusive conversations in our nation’s classrooms.

Panelists: Kourtney Kawano (Kanaka ??iwi [Native Hawaiian]), Charitie Ropati (Native Village of Kongiganak, Alaska), and Amy Spotted Wolf (Tohono O’odham/Hidatsa). Moderated by Leilani Sabzalian (Alutiiq).

This program is free, but advance registration is required. A direct link will be emailed to registrants 24–48 hours in advance. A recording will be available on demand following the premier.

This program is part of the Youth in Action: Conversations about Our Future series, which features young Native activists and changemakers from across the Western Hemisphere who are working towards equity and social justice for Indigenous peoples (In English with Spanish subtitles).

Commemorating Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Queens Botanical Garden
43-50 Main St. New York, NY 11355
Monday, October 10, 2022. 11:00 AM

Queens Botanical Garden: “Join us as we commemorate Indigenous Peoples’ Day next Monday, 10/10, to acknowledge that the land on which Queens Botanical Garden is situated is the traditional land of the Matinecock people, the first people of Flushing, Queens. Our Garden Admission will be FREE for all. We ask those who are able to make a “pay what you wish” donation that will support indigenous groups through Niamuck Land Trust @niamucklandtrust and Shinnecock Kelp Farmers @shinnecockkelpfarmers, as well as sustainable land and water stewardship at QBG.

On 10/10, the Garden will be open 8am-6pm, with special activities 11am-3pm, including farm tours highlighting indigenous farming practices, garden tours, a seed saving activity, educational and art-based activities, including books by indigenous children’s authors, and more.”

“Honoring Indigenous Peoples and Land”

The “Honoring Indigenous Peoples and Land” will be on Saturday, October 15, 2022.

Sunday, October 17, 2021 “Honoring Indigenous Peoples and Land” New York City.

“This time will be dedicated to honoring our Indigenous Peoples of Turtle Island as original stewards of the Lands on which we now live,” says Antinanco.

12pm – Indigenous Ceremony with Songs and Prayers 
Brooklyn Bridge Park Lawn, Brooklyn, NY (meet us by Jane’s Carousel.

1pm – Hoskie & Nesbah Walk Of Honor 
Brooklyn Bridge Entrance, Brooklyn, NY   We will walk across the Brooklyn Bridge (from Brooklyn to Manhattan) in memory of Missing, Murdered and Stolen Native American children and youth who lost their lives prematurely. We will commence the walk from the Brooklyn Bridge Park Lawn (see the map above) at 1pm.

After the Hoskie & Nesbah Walk Of Honor, people will be uniting with the Indigenous Peoples of the Amercas Parade to walk together in celebration of Unity, Resilience, Traditions and Survivance of the Indigenous Nations. More information on

1st Annual Indigenous Peoples of the Americas Parade.

October 15th, 2022 12noon~ 3pm S Broadway between 26th St~17th St Manhattan (NYC) Lineup 8am @ Madison Square Park near 26th St.

Turtle Island Indigenous People of the Northeast Cultural Foundation Inc and Atsilagoligogi Graywolf, the organizers say on Facebook, “1st Annual “INDIGENOUS PEOPLES OF THE AMERICAS” PARADE. This event was created to honor all INDIGENOUS PEOPLES of North, Central & South America’s, as well as all INDIGENOUS PEOPLES of the Caribbean (no indigenous groups will be excluded).

It is a honor to be able to show our PRIDE, TRADITIONS, RESILIENCE and BRAVERY in this COLONIZED WORLD.

We will have Opening Prayer, Smudging and Words of Wisdom from our Leaders, Elders and Veterans on the importance of Our People, Culture and Lands prior to the start of the parade at Madison Square Park.

The 1st Annual parade will be a walking parade (no floats allowed), banners, staffs and regalia would be Awesome. Only vehicles allowed will be to transport Elders, Disabled and Drum Groups (all vehicles will be inspected prior to the parade).

All Indigenous Motorcycle Clubs are Welcomed.

The parade will be an ANNUAL EVENT held the Saturday following Columbus Day every year going forth.”

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Sunday, October 13th, 2019. New York City - Indigenous peoples and their allies gathered at Columbus circle (59th Street and Central Park West) to celebrate NYC’s 12th Annual Indigenous Day of Remembrance. More and more cities and states in the United States of America are honoring Indigenous Peoples’ Day instead of Columbus Day. Photo by Javier Soriano/
Sunday, October 13th, 2019. New York City – Indigenous peoples and their allies gathered at Columbus circle (59th Street and Central Park West) to celebrate NYC’s 12th Annual Indigenous Day of Remembrance. More and more cities and states in the United States of America are honoring Indigenous Peoples’ Day instead of Columbus Day. Photo by Javier Soriano/

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