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Indigenous Peoples Days

About This Day



"The Unitarian Universalist faith calls us to fully understand the legacy of Christopher Columbus, just as it calls us to respect and learn from indigenous peoples and support their struggles for social justice and religious freedom. Join Unitarian Universalists across the United States in honoring Indigenous Peoples Day." 


Autumn. Indigenous Peoples Day occurs on the 2nd Monday in October in the United States. The United Nations International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples is recognized every August 9th. Canada's day of recognition is June 21.

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Respectful Engagement through a UU Lens

Explore further and engage in respectful ways with the wisdom found in this day of recognition.​

UU Deep Dive

Resonant UU Beliefs

UU Principles

  • 2) Justice, equity and compassion in human relation

  • 5) The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process

UU Shared Values

  • Justice

  • Interdependence

  • Generosity

UU Connections


It is also not meant to suggest that by trying these activities one is celebrating the holiday or its traditions. We should approach any exploration with respect and humility, looking for teaching moments shared with us by our friends and neighbors that show us wisdom and enrich our lives. 

Learn about Native Lands

Look up what unceded lands you're on and look up information about the indigenous peoples.  

Find Out if your congregation or school has a land acknowledgement statement.

Get a copy. Create your own short version that can be said at your home.

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