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September 16, 2016 - September 17, 2016
An acknowledgment of California Indians came in 1968 when Governor Ronald Reagan signed a resolution calling for the fourth Friday of each September to be designated as American Indian Day. It was hoped that this acknowledgment would help to inform the general public about Indian heritage and the problems that are confronted by Indians in California today.
For many years thereafter, the California Tribes celebrated the fourth Friday of September by renewing their ties to the Earth and keeping alive the ways of their ancestors. It was in 1998 when the California Legislature passed Assembly Bill No. 1953 (Baca), establishing the California Native American day as an official state holiday.
The Chemehuevi Indian Tribe celebrates their Indian Days on the third weekend in September due to the conflict with regularly scheduled Council meetings. The weekend is filled with the celebration of our culture—past, present, and future.
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