Today, October 8th is Indigenous People’s Celebration Day in Santa Fe. This free, day-long event on the Santa Fe Plaza commemorates and celebrates Santa Fe’s Native American community members, friends, and neighbors.
Created with input and recommendations of Tribal Leaders and Tribal Tourism partners, the day’s festivities include dances, singing, drumming, and sharing of culture and information.
Joining numerous cities across the nation, the City of Santa Fe in 2016 officially designated the second Monday of October annually as Indigenous Peoples Day. Santa Fe reserves the day to take time to honor and uphold its valued Native American neighbors from the 23 Tribes, Nations and Pueblos in New Mexico, urban Indian citizens, and all of the wonderful Native American arts, culture and educational institutions that give Santa Fe such a strong sense of place.