Announcing the 8th Annual Indigenous Peoples Day Arizona Gathering

IPDAZ 2022 logo. Artwork by Taylor, a Tohono O'odham artist who posts their work at It features two anime-style people with dark skin--one tall with short hair and a purple shirt/blue bottom; the other shorter with long hair and a pink shirt/blue bottom. Both wear Southwest-style Indigenous accessories (beaded necklaces). They are encircled by a border design of saguaros, a day and night sky, and stair-step basket design.
IPDAZ 2022 logo. Artwork by Taylor, a Tohono O’odham artist who posts their work at

The Indigenous Peoples Day Arizona 2022 planning committee is excited to announce a weekend full of action-oriented land acknowledgements, movement celebrations, and community building. As always, there is NO COST to attend our events, which are family-friendly and drug/alcohol-free zones.

Save the dates and checkout registration links HERE ❤

  • Our weekend begins with a trash pickup at Rio Salado on the morning of Saturday, Oct. 8, with our partners at Keep Nature Wild and CHISPA; lunch will be served to all participants post-cleanup.
  • On Sunday, Oct. 9, is our Day of Movement, there will be a spiritual run and the last half mile will be accessible for those who wish to walk or receive help in laying down their prayers. Meet at Steele Indian School Park at 8 AM, by the PHX Indian School Visitor Center.
  • On Monday, Oct. 10, we’ll host a day-long conference at Puente Human Rights full of sessions about self-care, sovereignty, land preservation. After 4 PM we will have live art, live music, danza, food, creative expression, and much more.

It’s important to our planning committee that you know our motivations: We are working with original grassroots organizers of abolish Columbus Day and reconnect with the original intent and purpose behind why we celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day every year. We don’t do it just to gather and have fun (which we do!), but we do it with the intention to build stronger communities rooted in ancestral and Indigenous-led teachings and understandings. Because, let’s be honest: Genocide never ended, assimilation never ended, and colonization is the reality for many Indigenous people on Turtle Island. We have work to do.

Stay tuned for updates on Instagram and Facebook.

IPDAZ 2022 Flyer

IPDAZ Merch for Sale

We have shirts that will have you looking fresh this Indigenous Peoples Day weekend. All proceeds will go to the IPD 2022 event. For purchase please email or on Instagram @Matriarch.Ways

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