As a part of our commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice, we’ll be recognizing observances and holidays that center the voices and experiences of historically excluded peoples in the United States. Our goal, as an educational organization, is to lift up the words of others who share our commitment to learning, and amplify Native Americans voices.
Learn about the history of Native American Heritage Month, which celebrates the historical and present experiences of Indigenous people and communities. During this month we acknowledge the rich culture, unique traditions, and ongoing contributions of Native Americans.
Recognize Native American Heritage Month in your school and community: This Teacher's Guide from the National Endowment for the Humanities will introduce you to the cultures and explore the histories of some groups within the over 5 million people who identify as American Indian in the United States, with resources designed for integration across humanities curricula and classrooms throughout the school year.
We encourage you to seek out Native American voices: In an interview with Learning for Justice, Dr. Debbie Reese (Nambé Owingeh) speaks about the need for authentic representation and culturally responsive teaching for Native students. Each day in November, PBS is highlighting an individual or group who are telling their cultural stories via myriad different ways, from fashion to film to cuisine.
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