Indigenous Peoples’ Day is recognized on the second Monday in October to honor the past, present, and future of Native Americans in the United States. In 2019, Clallam County passed a resolution encouraging “all to celebrate the thriving cultures and values of the Indigenous Peoples of our region, to learn more about the history of Indigenous Peoples and their cultures, and to continue efforts to promote the well-being and growth of our Indigenous communities.”
The North Olympic Library System acknowledges that the land on which we live and gather is the colonized homelands of Indigenous Peoples. We want to express our deepest respect and gratitude to the Hoh Tribe, Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe, Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe, Makah Indian Tribe, Quileute Tribe, Quinault Indian Nation, Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe and the Skokomish Tribe, for their care of this land throughout the generations.
NOLS is honoring Indigenous Peoples’ Day in 2020 by celebrating Native Northwest art and culture with special presentations and performances. Get a glimpse into the cultural heritage of tribes from the Olympic Peninsula, make a canoe bookmark with Salish artist Ty Juvinel, hear acclaimed musician Black Belt Eagle Scout perform, discover great Native reads, and more!