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California State Native American Day – a Virtual Event
September 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
An event every day that begins at 6:00 pm, repeating until September 24, 2022
Today– The California Tribal Chairpersons Association is honored to announce the 2020 California Native American Day Celebration – A Virtual Event.
Respecting the health and safety of communities across the state, CTCA is turning the 53rd California Native American Day virtual. Focusing on 2020 as a year of battles to protect health, financial well-being, sovereignty of tribal nations, and culture, the all virtual event seeks to empower and uplift the voices of those who continue to fight each day for Native people, and promote understanding as to why Native communities fight not to defeat, but to include.
This year’s theme is Healing Nations – Protecting Elders, Women, and Children which will carry through three days of virtual celebration in video snippets via the California Native American Day Facebook page.
Videos will include songs and dance, comedy performances, cooking demonstrations, and legislative updates from Northern, Central, and Southern California’s tribal nations all with the focused on the purpose behind the fight—to heal, to grow, and to preserve the future of California’s tribal cultures.
Join us on September 23 & 24 from 6:00pm-8:00pm for the broadcast celebration
For more information, visit www.californianativeamericanday.com
- Native American Day began in California in 1939, when Governor Culbert Olson dedicated October 1st as “Indian Day.”
- In 1968, California Tribal Leaders and Governor Ronald Reagan declared the fourth Friday of September as “California Indian Day.”
- The “Native American Day” celebration on September 25, 2015, is an official State holiday, pursuant to Assembly Bill 1953 (Baca) and signed into law by Governor Pete Wilson on September 21, 1998. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr., in 2011 wrote a Governor’s Proclamation highlighting this momentous and important day.
- The Native American Day Celebration has become a time honored tradition in the Native American community.