The most fulfilled people are the ones who get up every morning and stand for something larger than themselves. They are the people who care about others, who will extend a helping hand to someone in need or will speak up about an injustice when they see it.

Wilma Mankiller

first woman Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation

TODAY WE HONOR

We are committed to using our platform to advocate for the most vulnerable, underrepresented communities and to raise awareness about human rights and social justice issues, including access, equity, and inclusion.

On Indigenous Peoples’ Day, we celebrate and honor Native American peoples and cultures in the U.S. We reflect on their histories and the ongoing struggle for their land rights and inclusion into all spheres of society.

Indigenous communities are among the most under-resourced in the U.S. and globally, both socially and economically. Read more on our blog about Indigenous Peoples' Day and the striking disparities they face.

We rounded up a list of activists, authors, and leaders to help increase the collective awareness about American Indian, First Nations, and Native communities.

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a list to start

LISTENING TO

all my relations

a podcast hosted by Matika Wilbur (Swinomish and Tulalip) and Adrienne Keene (Cherokee Nation)

Heritage Voices PodcasT

hosted by Jessica Yaquinto a Hopi archaeologist, ethnographer, and educator on the Archaeology Podcast Network (APN)

This Land

chronicles how a murder case opened an investigation into half the land in Oklahoma and the treaty rights of five tribes

Missing and Murdered

award-winning podcast by investigative journalist Connie Walker recounting stories of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls

Unreserved

with Rosanna Deerchild and hosted by Falen Johnson, a Mohawk and Tuscarora playwright and broadcaster as she journeys to Indigenous communities

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a list to start

READING

An American Sunrise: Poems

by Joy Harjo, first Native American United States Poet Laureate, member of member of the Muscogee Creek Nation

Lakota Woman

by Mary Brave Bird (also known as Mary Crow Dog), Sicangu Lakota writer and activist who was a member of the American Indian Movement during the 1970s

The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee: Native America from 1890 to the Present

by David Treuer, member of the Ojibwe Tribe from Minnesota

My Name Is Seepeetza

by Shirley Sterling, member of the Nlaka’pamux First Nation of the Interior Salish

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a list to start

FOLLOWING

multi-year national photography project dedicated to photographing over 562 federally recognized tribes in the United States

Jordan Marie Daniel, a marathoner running with a red hand painted across her mouth to increase awareness of missing and murdered indigenous women, girls, and two-spirit people

Kelly Caballero, Gabrielino Tongva, singer- songwriter, performer, and poet

Megan Dorame, Tongva poet working to reclaim and revitalize the Tongva language

Anishinaabekwe host of RISE on VICELAND + Future History, activist, and artist

a 16-year-old chief water commissioner for the Anishinabek Nation, included in the BBC’s 100 most influential and inspirational women list

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a list to start

LISTENING TO

all my relations

a podcast hosted by Matika Wilbur (Swinomish and Tulalip) and Adrienne Keene (Cherokee Nation).

Heritage Voices PodcasT

hosted by Jessica Yaquinto a Hopi archaeologist, ethnographer, and educator on the Archaeology Podcast Network (APN)

This Land

chronicles how a murder case opened an investigation into half the land in Oklahoma and the treaty rights of five tribes

Missing and Murdered

award-winning podcast by investigative journalist Connie Walker recounting stories of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls

Unreserved

with Rosanna Deerchild and hosted by Falen Johnson, a Mohawk and Tuscarora playwright and broadcaster as she journeys to Indigenous communities

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a list to start

READING

An American Sunrise: Poems

by Joy Harjo, first Native American United States Poet Laureate, member of member of the Muscogee Creek Nation

Lakota Woman

by Mary Brave Bird (also known as Mary Crow Dog), Sicangu Lakota writer and activist who was a member of the American Indian Movement during the 1970s

The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee: Native America from 1890 to the Present

by David Treuer, member of the Ojibwe Tribe from Minnesota

My Name Is Seepeetza

by Shirley Sterling, member of the Nlaka’pamux First Nation of the Interior Salish

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a list to start

FOLLOWING

multi-year national photography project dedicated to photographing over 562 federally recognized tribes in the United States

Jordan Marie Daniel, a marathoner running with a red hand painted across her mouth to increase awareness of missing and murdered indigenous women, girls, and two-spirit people

Kelly Caballero, Gabrielino Tongva, singer- songwriter, performer, and poet

Megan Dorame, Tongva poet working to reclaim and revitalize the Tongva language

Anishinaabekwe host of RISE on VICELAND + Future History, activist, and artist

a 16-year-old chief water commissioner for the Anishinabek Nation, included in the BBC’s 100 most influential and inspirational women list

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Get started by

WATCHING

Voices on the Rise: Docuseries exploring the revitalization of Indigenous languages (2019) by STORYHIVE

SPOTLIGHT:

WOMEN LEADERS WHO INSPIRE US

We recognize that we have much to learn from indigenous communities. Here we are spotlighting a few of the admirable, resilient women leaders who inspire us as powerful forces for positive change.

Representative Deb Haaland

A Laguna Pueblo-American from New Mexico, Congresswoman Haaland is one of two women to ever be elected to serve in the U.S. Congress.

Representative Deb Haaland

A Laguna Pueblo-American from New Mexico, Congresswoman Haaland is one of two women to ever be elected to serve in the U.S. Congress.

Representative Sharice Davids

A member of the Ho-Chunk Nation from Kansas, Congresswoman Davids is one of two women to ever be elected to serve in the U.S. Congress.

Representative Sharice Davids

A member of the Ho-Chunk Nation from Kansas, Congresswoman Davids is one of two women to ever be elected to serve in the U.S. Congress.

Sacheen Littlefeather

actor, model, and activist

Also known as Marie Louise Cruz, she is an Apache actor and activist speaking up for Native American rights.

Sacheen Littlefeather

actor, model, and activist

Also known as Marie Louise Cruz, she is an Apache actor and activist speaking up for Native American rights.

Tillie Hardwick

a Pomo Indian and activist

Hardwick played a key role in reversing the California Rancheria Termination Acts.

Tillie Hardwick

a Pomo Indian and activist

a Pomo Indian, successfully fought to make the government keep its promises to her community. In 1958 her tribe was slated to lose federal recognition in return for improved infrastructure and job training. When her son was denied benefits, she sued, and won. The government restored her tribe's status.

Maddison Hammond

NWSL athlete

Hammond is the first Native American player in the National Women’s Soccer League.

Maddison Hammond

NWSL athlete

the first Native American player in the NWSL

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We are always looking to expand our reach and assortment of handmade goods. We have been seeking out U.S.-based groups working with people who identify as indigenous including American Indian, First Nations, and Native American people. If you have a group in mind that would be a great fit, please let us know:

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Today and every day, we recognize the vast contributions of indigenous populations across the world.

ON THE BLOG

International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples, observed annually on August 9th, recognizes the many contributions made by indigenous communities around the world.

ON THE BLOG

International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples, observed annually on August 9th, recognizes the many contributions made by indigenous communities around the world.