National Native American Heritage Month

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November is National Native American Heritage Month, which serves as a tribute to the rich history, ancestry and traditions of Native Americans. During this month, we recognize the significant impacts Native Americans have in our communities and in our country.

November was first officially recognized as National Native American Heritage Month in 1990 when President George H.W. Bush approved a resolution that designated that November as what was then called National American Indian Heritage Month. Prior to that, several states had set aside certain days to honor Native Americans, some of which dates back to 1916. 

Throughout November, various people, groups and organizations will observe National Native American Heritage Month by participating in activities that honor Native American culture and traditions. Native Americans use music, dance, and crafts to express and share their culture with their communities. Learn more about the lands where you live and the tribes in your area.

Please join us in observing National Native American Heritage Month.