Iowa City Mayor Bruce Teague has proclaimed Monday, Oct. 10, 2022, as Indigenous Peoples' Day in Iowa City. The proclamation was signed at the Monday, Oct. 3, 2022, City Council meeting.
A growing number of local governments have recognized that, as our understanding of history changes, so must our commemorative events. The proclamation encourages educational institutions, businesses, and other organizations to recognize Indigenous Peoples’ Day and join the City in committing to oppose and overcome systemic racism and injustices.
Indigenous Peoples’ Day was first proposed in 1977 by a delegation of Native Nations to the United Nations-sponsored International Conference on Discrimination against Indigenous Populations in the Americas. Learn more about Indigenous Peoples' Day online.