Some 200 people gathered in Salt Lake City on Monday for Indigenous Peoples Day.
This countercelebration to Columbus Day featured Native American songs, blessings and dancing as well as food such as blue corn mush and Navajo tea.
Speeches focused on Native American issues, especially the high rate of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls (MMIWG).
According to a 2012 report from the United States Department of Justice, Native American women are murdered at a rate more than 10 times the national average on some reservations.
The event was sponsored by The Utah League of American Voters and took place in front of the Breonna Taylor Memorial at 900 South and 300 West. Taylor, a Black woman, was shot multiple times by white officers in Louisville, Ky., after Taylor’s boyfriend fired at them, authorities said.