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"Philly Indigenous Peoples Day"

Come to celebrate the 4th annual Philadelphia Indigenous Day at 47th st and Lancaster Ave. In Philadelphia, on Oct. 1st, 2016 Sun rise ceremony and event start at 10 am, (Rain Day is Oct. 2nd)

 

"Philly Indigenous Peoples Day"   (Resolution No. 110641) 

Description:
 
Recognizing and honoring the achievements, traditions and contributions of American  Indians, also known as “indigenous peoples” of the City of Philadelphia and declaring October 8, 2011 as Indigenous Peoples Day and every first Saturday of October thereafter  as Indigenous Peoples Day.
 
WHEREAS, Over 4,000 indigenous  peoples currently live in the City of Philadelphia; WHEREAS, American Indians developed a highly advanced agricultural system that is  still practiced in our nation’s farming system, cultivating crops from potatoes, tomatoes, beans, chocolate, corn, pumpkins, and sugarcane among many others.
 

Mission:

The mission is to Investigate, Understand and Raise Awareness of The Indigenous Peoples Culture, which flourished on this continent prior to the arrival of the Spanish in 1492.   

 



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