Celebrating culture and diversity
Native American Heritage Month 2021
What started at the turn of the century as an effort to gain a day of recognition for the significant contributions the first Americans made to the establishment and growth of the U.S., has resulted in a whole month being designated for that purpose. Native American Heritage Month has evolved from its beginnings as a week-long celebration in 1986, when President Reagan proclaimed the week of November 23-30, 1986 as "American Indian Week." Every President since 1995 has issued annual proclamations designating the month of November as the time to celebrate the culture, accomplishments, and contributions of people who were the first inhabitants of the United States.
- Origins of Native American Heritage Month
- 6 Stories highlighting Native American history and culture
- Native American Culture: Language- The Key to Everything
- Honoring Original Indigenous Inhabitants: Land Acknowledgement
- Indigenous Peoples’ Advocacy Committee pushes university to adopt land acknowledgment
- Rethinking Thanksgiving Celebrations: Native Perspectives on Thanksgiving
- The Thanksgiving Tale We Tell Is a Harmful Lie. As a Native American, I’ve Found a Better Way to Celebrate the Holiday
Native American Content Creators
While there are many important figures in Native American history, it is important to look at how today Native Americans are finding ways bring their culture to the present. We can see this through Native and Indigenous Content Creators and Social Media Influencers. Check out a few of them below!