About Indigenous Day:
The Utah Division of Indian Affairs celebrates, honors and recognizes the countless contributions of Utah’s American Indian community at its annual Indigenous Day celebration. As part of National Native American Indian Heritage Month, UDIA and its network of partners work together to promote events celebrating Native culture throughout the state.
This year, we celebrated our Indigenous Day event, “Taking Flight With Our Traditions”, on November 12, 2015, at the Natural History Museum of Utah in Salt Lake City. Governor Gary Herbert offered remarks and read hsi recently signed Declaration of Native American Heritage Month in Utah.
We are grateful to all who assisted with the planning and follow through of making this year’s celebration a successful event: Utah’s Indigenous Day Planning Committee, Natural History Museum of Utah, Hill AFB Native American Outreach Division, Honorable William Thorne, Jr. (Pomo/Coast Miwok), Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah performers, Devon Denny (Dine’), Mario Platero, Li’l Feathers Drum Group, Li’l Feathers Hoop dancers and Jingle Dress dancers, Utah State Office of Education (Dr. Chuck Foster), Title VII Program and Coordinators, Rupert Steele (Confederated Tribes of Goshute), Damon Polk (Paiute Tribes of Utah), Carl Moore, Jr. (Hopi), Rios Pacheco (Northwestern Band of Shoshone Nation), Utah Education Network and FNX, local Native American Indian royalty and all volunteers.
Thank you to all who attended and celebrated with us.