Outside of the State Capital on the 4th Friday of every September is the California Annual Native American Day celebration, featuring music, dancing, prayers, and a variety of vendors offering public services with a focus on Indigenous peoples, as well as traditional, homemade clothing and decoration.

The celebration follows shortly after California Governor Gavin Newsom’s formal apology to Native Americans for the history of genocide and land theft, with many hopeful that the apology will lead to discussions of long-overdue reparations.

The 2020 California Native American Day will take place on Friday, September 25th, 2020, outside of the State Capital.


More information about the programs and services highlighted in the video can be found here:

  • SNAHC (Sacramento Native American Health Center)
    • https://www.snahc.org/
    • https://www.facebook.com/snahc
  • Wilton Rancheria
    • http://wiltonrancheria-nsn.gov/
    • https://www.facebook.com/wiltonrancheria/
  • California Pow-Wows
    • https://www.facebook.com/CaliforniaPowWows2018/
  • CRIHB (California Rural Indian Health Board)
    • https://crihb.org/
    • https://www.facebook.com/CRIHB
  • MMIW (Missing / Murdered Indigenous Women and People)
    • California: https://www.facebook.com/groups/505316456904970/
    • USA: https://www.facebook.com/mmiwusa/