OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma City’s annual Indigenous Peoples Day celebration returns to First Americans Museum for a third year on Monday, October 9 from 10am-4pm. This family-friendly free event will celebrate the diverse cultures, histories, and contributions of the 39 tribal nations and
Indigenous communities in Oklahoma.
This free event includes stickball games, performances, panel discussions, food trucks, and more. At 1 p.m., Mayor David Holt (Osage Nation) will read a mayoral proclamation. Visitors who wish to visit the museum’s galleries will enjoy a discounted $5 admission.
Support the event by purchasing the official Indigenous Peoples Day T-Shirt. Wear your shirt to the Oct. 9 event and receive free gallery admission and receive 10% off purchases at FAMstore. Exclusive design by Adrian RedBird (Kiowa Tribe/Cheyenne/Muscogee).
“This annual observance began in 2018 as a grassroots effort to recognize Indigenous communities, which are essential to the economic and cultural success of our state,” said Sarah Adams-Cornell, a local activist and member of the Choctaw Nation. “Everyone has reason to celebrate this day, and all are welcome.”
Indigenous Peoples Day will have you dancing for joy! In addition to round dances, the event will include presentations from Caddo Cultural Club, Chickasaw Nation Stomp Dancers, Folklor Guatamalteco Q’anil OKC, St. Fill Apache Fire Dancers, Grupo Folklorico Maya Balam Quitze, Moore
Public Schools Dance Troupe and various non-contest specials.
Explore food sovereignty in a 2:30 panel discussion moderated by Sarah Adams-Cornell (Choctaw) of Matriarch. During this panel you’ll learn from Chefs Loretta Barrett Oden (Citizen Potawatomi) and Nico Williams (Cherokee) as well as nutritionist and advocate Amy Warne (Muscogee).
deadCenter Film Festival will feature Indigenous short films screening in FAM Five Moons Theater from 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Walk in and enjoy selections and commentary from deadCenter programmer Sunrise Tippeconnie (Comanche/Navajo) and the crew from the Reel Indigenous podcast.
Dine and Shop
• Arbor Café and Thirty Nine Restaurant (limited menu offered)
• Food trucks in Festival Plaza include Big O’s BBQ, Plato’s Provisions and RedBird Concessions.
• Shop FAMstore or the FAMstore tent in Festival Plaza. The official IPD 2023 t-shirt is available only for pre-order online.
• Outside food and drink or vending without permission is not allowed.
Before You Go
• No smoking or vaping is permitted.
• Outside food and drink, other than water medically necessary items, are not permitted.
• Drones, pets, weapons or firearms are prohibited. Please leave your chairs and canopies at home.
• Please note that due to the size of the event, school field trips are not permitted on Indigenous Peoples Day.
• Onsite parking at FAM is limited. Please prioritize the FAM lot for elders, people with disabilities and pregnant visitors or those with young children.
• Overflow parking with shuttles are available at Crooked Oak Public Schools at SE 15th and Eastern. All proceeds from $10 parking fee support Crooked Oak athletic programs!
Free - No Tickets Required for Event
First Americans Museum
659 First Americans Blvd
Oklahoma City, OK 73129
$5 Discounted Gallery Admission
Download the official IPD 2023 flyer here
Register your youth stickball player (ages 7–17) here
Purchase the official Indigenous Peoples Day t-shirt