Indigenous Peoples’ Day

In 2016, the Governing Body of the City of Santa Fe passed a historic Resolution to establish the second Monday of October annually as Indigenous Peoples Day in recognition of the 23 tribes who’ve called this place home long before Columbus arrived.

Santa Fe is proud to embrace the profound contributions that its first peoples brought and continue to bring to the City. We reserve this day to remember, honor and uphold our valued Native American neighbors from the 23 Tribes, Nations and Pueblos in New Mexico.

You can join in the celebration with an all-day event at the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts offering public programs, including a hoop dance performance by the Lightning Boy Foundation, Inc. And admission to the museum is free all day.