Governor Newsom Proclaims Indigenous Peoples’ Day 2022

October 10, 2022
Governor Newsom Proclaims Indigenous Peoples’ Day 2022

SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom right now issued a proclamation declaring October 10, 2022, as “Indigenous Peoples’ Day” within the State of California.

The textual content of the proclamation and a replica will be discovered under:


For the fourth 12 months in a row, and marking three a long time for the reason that Metropolis of Berkeley organized the primary Indigenous Peoples’ Day celebration, California proclaims right now as Indigenous Peoples’ Day. At this time we honor and rejoice the perseverance, wealthy variety and contributions of all Indigenous peoples – from the primary peoples of this place to these from throughout the globe who now name California residence.

In a time when many search to use our variations, California understands that our variety has lengthy been our biggest power. The primary peoples of this place descend from one of many largest, most various populations of Native peoples within the nation. And, regardless of all odds, they’ve continued within the face of successive waves of newcomers – typically hostile, searching for to extract, displace and destroy, and typically hopeful, searching for a greater future for his or her kids. Since that point, California has welcomed Indigenous peoples from all locations, all of whom we now name fellow Californians.

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At this time we rejoice not solely the survivance, but in addition the tenacity of Indigenous peoples to succeed regardless of deeply entrenched historic, institutional and cultural limitations. This 12 months alone, we witnessed a Wailaki citizen of the Spherical Valley Indian Tribes turn into the primary Native American girl in area, Indigenous Californians reclaim their proper to handle coastal land below a first-in-the-nation program in partnership with the state, the removing of offensive place names all through the state, the reintroduction of the California condor in Yurok lands and the restoration of lands and Native meals to Indigenous peoples all through California.

As Indigenous peoples collect right now at Alcatraz in commemoration of the Native American rights motion’s occupation of the island, we stand in solidarity and assist of Native- and Indigenous-led actions towards steadiness, reciprocity and respect, understanding that these adjustments would require a reexamination and renewal of our collective values. We live in instances of huge change and existential threats – local weather, capital and cultural shifts demand that we welcome one another with open hearts and minds, shedding the colonial considering that permits us to too typically dehumanize and demean one another within the pursuit of private achieve.

In that spirit, we once more disclaim the celebration of the conquest of the lands we now name the Americas, as a substitute calling on Californians to replicate on and rejoice the resiliency and tenacity of Indigenous peoples all over the place.

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NOW THEREFORE I, GAVIN NEWSOM, Governor of the State of California, do hereby proclaim October 10, 2022, as “Indigenous Peoples’ Day”

IN WITNESS WHEREOF I’ve hereunto set my hand and induced the Nice Seal of the State of California to be affixed this 10th day of October 2022.

Governor of California

Secretary of State