Tag Archives: Native American Day

Head shot of Shadowdancer Ortega Melendez, Chumash native and U.S. veteran.


Today, hundreds of Native Americans representing many tribes and nations throughout California will converge on the State Capitol’s West Lawn to celebrate their heritage, cultures, and contributions. What began under Governor Culbert Olsen as “Indian Day” in 1939, became “California Indian Day” under Governor Ronald Reagan in 1968, is now “California Native American Day.” It […]

Native American veterans celebrate history and heritage today in Sacramento

Hundreds of Native American Indian tribes converged on the State Capitol Friday morning to participate in the 51st annual Native American Day in Sacramento. The event, which honored our state’s Native American culture and emphasized the importance of partnerships between tribal leaders and state governments, included family-friendly cultural and traditional activities, informational workshops, traditional performers, […]

Check out this year’s Native American Day commemorative pins

This year, on September 28, as Sacramento celebrates Native American Day, CalVet will distribute commemorative pins memorializing the service of exemplary Native American veterans. Led by the work of our Minority Veteran Affairs Division, CalVet designed these pins as a show of gratitude for all Native American veterans that call California home. The pin represents […]

California’s Native American Day to be celebrated at the Capitol this month

On Friday, September 28, California will honor the service and sacrifice of all its Native American veterans with the 51st annual Native American Day ceremony. The event begins at 9 a.m. on the west steps of the State Capitol building and includes music, festivities, vendors and special addresses from California State Superintendent of Public Instruction […]