Indigenous Peoples’ Day

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 for the CSN family to honor Native cultures as a means of combating a dominant European perspective that often omits the proud legacy of our Native communities.

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 on Friday, President Joe Biden declared issued the first presidential proclamation 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. You can learn more about the ways in which CSN celebrates our Indigenous communities at

Federico Zaragoza
College of Southern Nevada

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