Indigenous Peoples’ Day – October 12, 2020

Indigenous Peoples’ Day – October 12, 2020

Scott Shoemaker, left, and Jason Larrison, right, at the Oct. 12 news conference


On Monday Oct. 12, the Eiteljorg Museum was the venue for a news conference where a proclamation by the Indianapolis City-County Council about Indigenous Peoples’ Day was read aloud.  Speaking at the news conference were Scott Shoemaker, Ph.D., (Miami Tribe of Oklahoma), who is the Thomas G. and Susan C. Hoback curator of Native American art, history and culture, and City-County Councillor Jason Larrison, who sponsored the proclamation.

At the links below, read the proclamation and the City-County Council news release about it:

Indigenous Peoples’ Day Proclamation_10.12.2020

City-County Council News Release_10.12.2020

Watch video of the Indigenous Peoples’ Day news conference on the Eiteljorg’s YouTube page: