About the Event:
To celebrate and honor the historic and cultural contributions of California Native Americans, the 52nd Annual California Native American Day will take place on the west steps of the California State Capitol on September 27, 2019, from 10 am to 2 pm. More details to come.
Native American Day began in California in 1939, when Governor Culbert Olson dedicated October 1st as “Indian Day.”
In 1968, California Tribal Leaders and Governor Ronald Reagan declared the fourth Friday of September as “California Indian Day.”
The “Native American Day” celebration on September 25, 2015, is an official State holiday, pursuant to Assembly Bill 1953 (Baca) and signed into law by Governor Pete Wilson on September 21, 1998. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr., in 2011 wrote a Governor’s Proclamation highlighting this momentous and important day.
The Native American Day Celebration has become a time honored tradition in the Native American community.