Indigenous People’s Day in FAM

With the Indigenous People’s Day approaching on October 14, First American Museum has presented itself as the main host for the event according to a KFOR article from October 8 which reports,

“A museum that was years in the making is now hosting a special event for Indigenous Peoples’ Day.

The First Americans Museum is celebrating Indigenous Peoples’ Day on Monday, Oct. 11 with special programs.

The museum will open at 10 a.m. to the public, and there will be $5 discounted admission tickets. Admission will be free for FAM members and those who dress in Native American regalia.”

Notable programs, parades, and events will be conducted across Oklahoma in celebration of the Indigenous People, some of which were listed in an article by Kosu from October 8, 

  • Saturday, Oct. 9

Gourd Dance in Dream Keepers Park, hosted by the Tulsa Indian Club

Head Singer: John Arkeketa, MC: Mark Wilson, Co-Host: Black Beard Descendants

12-5 p.m. Masks strongly encouraged.


  • Sunday, Oct. 10

Muskogee Oklahoma Native American Association hosting Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Historic Roxy Theater, 220 W. Okmulgee Ave. Films from 4-8 p.m.


  • Monday, Oct. 11

Indigenous Peoples’ Day March in Muskogee

Muskogee Civic Center, 425 Boston Ave

10 a.m. – Indigenous Peoples’ Day March, including keynote speakers, veterans recognition and arts and crafts


  • Monday, Oct. 11

Tulsa Native American Day

Tulsa is the first city in Oklahoma to recognize IDP in lieu of Columbus Day. This year’s theme is “Still Here.” This event was supposed to be held in person at Guthrie Green in the arts district in Tulsa, but because of the rising COVID cases, the event will return to being virtual. The online celebration will begin at 9 a.m. on the Tulsa Native American Day’s Facebook page.


  • Monday, Oct. 11

Indigenous Peoples’ Day at First Americans Museum in Oklahoma City

Drop in for a day-long celebration of Native history, arts and culture! This event is FREE to the public, and visitors will enjoy $5 discounted admission to the museum exhibitions.”

Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt stated that the FAM’s opening with the Indigenous People’s Day will be a progressive step towards a better community in the years to follow.