Monday October 12th, 2020 marks the first celebration of Indigenous Peoples Day by the Commonwealth of Virginia. According to Governor Ralph Northam:
Indigenous Peoples’ Day celebrates the resilience of our tribal communities and promotes reconciliation, healing, and continued friendship with Virginia’s Indian tribes. In making this proclamation, we pay tribute to the culture, history, and many contributions of Virginia Indians and recommit to cultivating strong government-to-government partnerships that are grounded in mutual trust and respect.
Below, are some recommended resources and podcasts to help the community learn more about the rich and storied histories and cultures of indigenous persons in the United States and provides historical context for continued learning.