Indigenous Peoples Day — Phoenix, Arizona

October 10th in Phoenix is now officially Indigenous Peoples Day instead of the federally recognized Columbus Day. Native and indigenous people from around the state gathered at Puente Human Rights Movement in Phoenix to share stories, songs, poems, food, traditions and just get together and have a great time. There was also much said in solidarity with the protests against the copper mine at sacred Oak Flat, against the Dakota Access Pipeline, and against the further development of the Loop 202 freeway in south Phoenix that would cut through South Mountain—which is a sacred site. I felt so lucky to document this event, and I’m glad to share some scenes and portraits. 

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