September 30, 2020

Native American Day, an annual celebration taking place in the fall, focuses on observing the culture, heritage and history of tribes across the United States. While this day is not celebrated in all 50 states, it can also be observed on different days depending on the location. For example, the holiday is honored on the fourth Friday in September in California and Nevada, whereas the date of observance is the second Monday of October in South Dakota and Wisconsin.

California was the first state to honor this holiday in 1939. While similar to, Native American Day is not to be confused with Indigenous People’s Day, which also honors Native Americans and is celebrated on the second Monday in October. Individuals can participate in traditional dance, viewing art displays and partaking in ceremonies as ways to acknowledge the Native American Day holiday.

Epstein is taking this day to remember where Chicagoland came from and to honor their legacy.