For Immediate Release

October 11, 2021

SDDP Celebrates Indigenous Peoples’ Day

The South Dakota Democratic Party (SDDP) is pleased to celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day. Since 1990, South Dakota has celebrated Native American Day on the second Monday in October.The SDDP is committed to ensuring all Indigenous people in South Dakota have a fair, accessible opportunity to vote in all elections.

On Friday, President Joe Biden issued a proclamation recognizing Indigenous Peoples’ Day. 

“On Indigenous Peoples’ Day, we honor America’s first inhabitants and the Tribal Nations that continue to thrive today. I encourage everyone to celebrate and recognize the many Indigenous communities and cultures that make up our great country,” said President Biden.

This evening, the SDDP Oceti Sakowin Caucus will host an Indigenous Peoples’ Day Celebration on Zoom, featuring Sen. Red Dawn Foster, Rep. Peri Pourier, and Sarah White. Join us on Zoom at 6pm CT here.

“Informational presentations on voting, boarding schools, medicine, policy, and [Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women] will be intermingled with messages from tribal leaders, party and community leaders, and our youth! The evening is sure to create many memories as great stories and presentations from our hosts and guests are the night’s centerpiece. There will also be a special dedication to our boarding school relatives at the start. And you won’t want to miss the exchanges and conversation from our six co-hosts when the event goes unscripted – live!” said Oceti Sakowin Vice Chair Kellen Returns From Scout. 

“We invite everyone to celebrate with us in honor of our Indigenous relatives across Turtle Island. We honor those who stood before us, and our future generations to come. Please join us!” said SDDP Native Outreach Director Cante’s Heart.