The Indigenous Peoples’ History Day celebrates the rich cultural history, deep ecological wisdom, and resilience of the Indigenous Peoples of our region.
Through this collaborative public event, we share stories that have been silenced and unheard to bring healing, understanding, and unity to our region. The event is also designed to help the public understand how this history continues to impact our community to this day and how the perspectives of indigenous people have never been more relevant in helping us overcome the environmental and social challenges of today.

In cooperation with the Shasta County Arts Council (SCAC), through the Downtown Cultural District, the Indigenous Peoples’ Day Planning Committee plans and will carry out the Indigenous Peoples’ Day community event, to be held in October outdoors in front of the Redding City Hall at 777 Cypress Avenue. This year, due to Covid restrictions on community gatherings, the Indigenous Peoples’ History Day will be a drive-thru PPE giveaway event!

Participants will each receive a T-shirt and a bag that includes PPE such as masks and hand sanitizer as well as other culturally relevant items.
Come out and get your free PPE and learn a little true Shasta County history.

We are keeping our community safe, while unmasking the truth and RE-RIGHTING history!
If you are up for an adventure take a selfie at one of the following locations, tag yourself here on the event page and come by the day of to claim a prize and learn more about the factual history of these sites.

Dersch Homestead Monument
Dersch Rd. at Bear Creek, Anderson, CA
geo location 40.486217,-122.150867
Indian Cemetery at the Hilton Garden Inn (5050 Bechelli Ln, Redding, CA)
Shasta Dam (16349 Shasta Dam Blvd, Shasta Lake, CA 96019)

Shasta College (11555 Old Oregon Trail, Redding, CA 96003)

Toyon Indian Reservation

Shasta Dam Blvd, Shasta Lake, CA 96019
geo location 40°41’23.4″N 122°23’31.2″W

Turtle Bay (Sundial Bridge Drive, Redding, CA 96003)


The IPHDPC is made up of Indigenous Community members who are dedicated to sharing the history and cultural wisdom of the Indigenous Peoples of the region and maintains control of programming, planning, and facilitation of the IPHD. The IPHDPC and IPHD support the SCAC mission to “provide avenues for social exchange that promote learning and cultural understanding.” The IPHD continues to grow, and through the collaboration with the Redding Cultural District, the committee is extending its relationships with all the member organizations. SCAC will act as the fiscal host of the IPHD event.


Indigenous Peoples’ History Day 2020

Saturday, October 10, 2020


Saturday Drive-thru Giveaway: 9 a.m. to noon

Online event page – click here


The Indigenous Peoples History Day began in 2015 through a partnership of Native community members and the Shasta Historical Society with the mission to “to share the truth and promote healing with a top-notch, entertaining and collaborative program about local indigenous history.”

Past events have included theatrical presentations, such as the original UnDamming History play, film screenings, indigenous food tastings and a downtown street fair outside the Cascade Theater. It historically was one of the most popular Shasta Historical Society events. The annual event has been held in October each year except for 2017, where no event was held.