PROCLAMATION OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS, COUNTY OF INYO, STATE OF CALIFORNIA DECLARING OCTOBER 11, 2021 AS INDIGENOUS PEOPLES’ DAY IN INYO COUNTY
WHEREAS, California is home to one of the largest and most diverse populations of Indigenous peoples
anywhere in the United States; and
WHEREAS, since the first contact with Europeans in the mid-1700s, peoples indigenous to California
have lived their lives in defiance of forces of oppression, violence, and discrimination, including the
genocidal “war of extermination” directed by California’s first governor in 1851; and
WHEREAS, for centuries prior, the Native peoples of California, including Inyo County, thrived in their
homelands, serving as dedicated stewards of the land as they engaged in agriculture, irrigation, hunting,
fishing, promoting ecological diversity, and protecting and preserving their resources; and
WHEREAS, present-day Inyo County has been the home for thousands of years of the Mono tribe, Coso
people, Timbisha, Kawaiisu, and Southern Paiute Native Americans; and WHEREAS, thousands of their
descendants, including the Paiute (Nuumu), Timbisha, and Shoshone (Newe) tribes, continue to live in
their traditional homelands in the Owens Valley and Death Valley National Park; and
WHEREAS, the injustices carried out on the Native peoples’ homelands and against their ancestors is a
trauma that impacts our Native American communities to this day, even as they still face long-existing
disadvantages and ongoing discrimination; and
WHEREAS, in recognition of this dark history and lasting cultural trauma, the Inyo County Board of
Supervisors supports steps taken by the State toward reconciliation and greater equity for California’s
Indigenous peoples, including a formal apology to all California Native Americans and establishment of a
California Truth and Healing Council; and
WHEREAS, the Inyo County Board of Supervisors especially encourages and supports localized efforts to
promote healing among Indigenous communities, shine a light on historical injustices against Native
Americans, correct inaccurate historical accounts, and educate non-Native populations about ancestral
WHEREAS, State and National observances of Indigenous Peoples’ Day – held the second Monday in
October – give us all an opportunity to reflect on our nation’s past and learn more about local tribes and
NOW, THEREFOR BE IT PROCLAIMED, in recognition of the State and National observances, the Inyo
County Board of Supervisors hereby declares October 11, 2021 as Indigenous Peoples’ Day in Inyo
County, and by doing so pays tribute and respect to the culture, diversity, land stewardship, and
resiliency of all of our Native American peoples.
Will the indigenous peoples casino be open on Indigenous peoples day?
A proclamation??? Is that it? How in the world is a phony proclamation going to help me. Board of supervisors… I’ll be looking in my mailbox for my Indian day gift bag. I hope it is a good one this year.
I am confused. They are voting on this later today at noon, am I right?
How cute. The USA government, raped & killed 100’s of thousands of NATIVES, then just like that, they give them 1 day a year.
Good job inyo. Way to shine!
Still better than having a holiday glorifying a genocidal rapist. There’s just more to be done.
You know the 7 dislikes and any other dislikes are ALL from the white side.
I don’t claim them
And therefore the likes must be on the red side.
Let’s see if SW, which posted your comment, posts this.
No matter what the comment is, I always like to like/dislike to even out the votes ROFL. Votes on this site mean NOTHING.