Indigenous Peoples’ Day Activities and Printables

Celebrate Indigenous People’s Day. Teach your students about the cultures, traditions, history, and contributions of Indigenous communities with this collection of activities and printables for Indigenous Peoples’ Day in October.

What is Indigenous Peoples’ Day?

Indigenous Peoples’ Day is celebrated on the second Monday of October each year. Many cities and states recognize this day, with some even choosing it over the traditional observance of Columbus Day. This holiday intends to reframe the narrative around Christopher Columbus’s arrival and discovery of the Americas and instead recognize the history, culture, and contributions of Indigenous communities.