Dear CSN Family,
Today we celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day to honor Native Americans for their resilience and contributions to American history. It is more important than ever to honor the proud Native culture and to affirm the legacy of our Native communities, especially in Nevada with so many great tribal communities. Today we celebrate the many tribes and Indigenous People Organizations like the Yomba Shoshone, Walker River Paiute, Shoshone-Paiute, Moapa Band of Paiute, Duckwater Shoshone, Confederate Tribes of Goshute Indian Reservation, Fallon Paiute Shosone, Las Vegas Indian Center, Pyramid Lake Paiute, Reno-Sparks Indian Colony, Te-Moak Tribe of Western Shoshone Indians, and Washoe Tribes.
Indigenous Peoples’ Day was first conceptualized by the United Nations in the late 1970s. Since then, many states have established observances and celebrations to honor Native Peoples’ and in 2021 and again this year, President Joe Biden issued presidential proclamations of Indigenous Peoples’ Day. I encourage each of us to reflect, recognize and celebrate the contributions of Indigenous Peoples to our CSN community and beyond.