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Boundary County Human Rights Task Force: Native American Heritage Month

Since 1990, at the request of Congress, U.S. presidents have annually declared November to be “National American Indian Heritage Month.” For many Native peoples, November is a time of thanksgiving and celebration marking the conclusion of harvest season.

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11/18/2019

article OP/ED: Gov. Newsom needs to give more than lip service to at-risk California native tribes
(California) -- Last month, Gov. Gavin Newsom issued a proclamation declaring October 14, 2019 “Indigenous Peoples’ Day” in California. In this...
article Native American Heritage Month: Two Students Revitalize the Native American Student Association
(Maine) -- Before every event, Sunshine Eaton and Amanda Cassano offer a short acknowledgment—either in Eaton's indigenous language, Tewa, or in Cassano's, which is...
article Ditch The Headdress, Read Up On Native Authors: Here’s How You Can Celebrate Native American Heritage Month Respectfully
(USA) -- November is Native American Heritage month. And like most commemorative months dedicated to honoring the culture and history of an oppressed people in the U.S...

11/17/2019

article Native American Heritage Month provides a chance to learn about those who’ve been here for millennia
(New York) -- We’re steeped in indigenous history 24/7, though most of us don’t know it. November offers a unique opportunity to explore. Indigenous history...
article Powwow at Durango High School highlights Native American Heritage Month
(Colorado) -- Ceriss Blackwood knows what it’s like to miss her home, but not quite the same way Rhiannon Yazzie understands it. Blackwood grew up in Ignacio and,...
article Dancers, drummers demonstrate tribal dance heritage at REACH museum
(Washington) -- November is National Native American Heritage month, and Tri-Cities celebrated at the REACH museum Saturday. Student dancers and drummers were in town...
article Huntsville celebrates Native American Heritage
(Alabama) -- It’s Native American Heritage Month! Another common name is “American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month.” People are celebrating all...
article Thanksgiving’s troubled past
(USA) -- Millions of families across America will gather this year on Nov. 28 for the annual Thanksgiving holiday. While contemporary mainstream practices of this...
article The Washiw Tribe shares culture, heritage at Children's Museum of Northern Nevada
(Nevada) -- On Saturday afternoon from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Children's Museum of Northern Nevada partnered with the Washiw Tribe to bring the first annual...
article Winter Market highlights oldest federally recognized tribe in Texas
(Texas) -- Live entertainment, various vendors and Native American art took over the Ysleta Del Sur Pueblo Cultural Center on Saturday. Holiday festivities helped kick...

11/16/2019

article 9 Sites to ‘Honor the Past and Embrace the Future’ During Native American Heritage Month
(USA) -- November is Native American Heritage Month, a time to "honor the past and embrace the future" of an incredible group of people who have a delicate and...

11/15/2019

article Duluth Edison Schools to hold special Native American event Thursday
(Minnesota) -- Duluth Edison Charter School will host a special event Thursday in honor of Native American Heritage Month. Darran Thompson, a Native American flute...
article Educating Students About National Native American Heritage Month
(North Dakota) -- November is National Native American Heritage Month. One middle school is taking this month to teach their students about Indigenous Americans.
article Representative Grijalva celebrates Native American Heritage Month
(Washington D.C.) -- Yesterday, Representative Raúl M. Grijalva issued the following statement to commemorate November as Native American Heritage Month:
article Social Media Challenge: Native American History is American History
(USA) -- In 1990, November was declared Native American Heritage Month, dedicated to celebrating the rich and diverse cultures of the Native peoples who lived for...
article UC collecting winter clothing for Native American Heritage Month
(South Dakota) -- In celebrating this year’s Native American Heritage Month, the University of Cincinnati is sponsoring a donation drive to help a historically...

11/14/2019

article Eufaula Tribal Town and Community celebrates Native heritage
(Oklahoma) -- Games and food combine Saturday for the annual Native Heritage Month celebration in Eufaula. The Eufaula Tribal Town and Community celebrates the month by...

11/13/2019

article Senate Lauds Tribes As Trump 'Rebrands' Heritage Month (sub req)
(Washington D.C.) -- The U.S. Senate has passed a resolution recognizing the nearly 30-year-old National Native American Heritage Month, just days after President Donald...
article Rutherford County Mayor proclaims November 'National American Indian Heritage Month'
(Tennessee) -- Rutherford County Mayor Bill Ketron has proclaimed the month of November as "National American Indian Heritage Month." The proclamation urges...

11/12/2019

article Beyond November, Indigenous Communities Honor Culture and Heritage Year-Round
(California) -- We’re rolling through November, recognized as Native American Heritage Month, when many of us celebrate the nation’s rich and diverse...
article HOPKINS: Celebrating Native American Heritage Month: Dos and Don'ts
(Indian Country) -- November is Native American Heritage Month. While I applaud the intention of the celebration, widespread ignorance on all things Native means that...

11/10/2019

article Trump tries to rebrand Native American Heritage Month
(Washington D.C.) -- For nearly three decades, the month of November has been recognized as Native American Heritage Month. Bipartisan support through Presidential...

11/9/2019

article 12,000 Indigenous people served during WWI and WWII
(Ontario) -- Ontario Regional Chief RoseAnne Archibald expresses her gratitude to the brave First Nations men and women who served during WWI and WWII on this National...
article "Warrior Tradition" Offers Native American Veterans' Perspective On Military Service
(Hollywood) -- Before Chuck Boers joined the U.S. Army, the Lipan Apache member was given his family's eagle feathers. The feathers had been carried by his great-...
article Trump honors Native Americans, US founders in same month
(Washington D.C.) -- President Donald Trump has declared November as a time to celebrate both Native American heritage and the country’s founders, a move that...
article Beyond November, Indigenous Communities Honor Culture and Heritage Year-Round
(California) -- We’re rolling through November, recognized as Native American Heritage Month, when many of us celebrate the nation’s rich and diverse...
article Celebrating American Indians could mean grabbing a book
(Idaho) -- When we think of November, most of us will immediately conjure up images in our minds of Thanksgiving turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie. Some...
article Chief Chat: Honoring Native American Heritage Month in Oklahoma
(Oklahoma) -- November is a significant time for the Cherokee Nation and other tribal nations across the United States. This is the time that we commemorate Native...
article Keepers of the Language: Nunavut's newsreader has done it all, from garbage man to mayor
(Canada) -- Kowisa Arlooktoo had "kind of done everything," before coming to CBC, but still finds himself learning on the job. His voice is one people across...
article Native American Student Organization and Center of Race & Ethnicity host Fall Feast
(Michigan) -- November is Native American Heritage Month. It is a "time to celebrate rich and diverse cultures, traditions, histories and to acknowledge the...
article SMMUSD celebrates National Native American and Alaska Native Heritage Month
(California) -- For generations, Native American peoples have passed down invaluable cultural knowledge and rich traditions that continue to impact not only in the local...
article Beyond November, Indigenous Communities Honor Culture and Heritage Year-Round
(Arizona) -- We’re rolling through November, recognized as Native American Heritage Month, when many of us celebrate the nation’s rich and diverse Indigenous...

11/8/2019

article Beyond November, Indigenous Communities Honor Culture and Heritage Year-Round
(Arizona) -- We’re rolling through November, recognized as Native American Heritage Month, when many of us celebrate the nation’s rich and diverse Indigenous...
article CMU campus hosts Native American Heritage Month food taster event
(Michigan) -- Central Michigan University will be hosting the Native American Heritage Month food taster event in the Bovee University Center (UC).
article Jersey City Theater Center Will Honor National Native American Heritage Month
(New Jersey) -- Jersey City Theater Center (JCTC) honors National Native American Heritage Month with a celebration of the indigenous people of Hudson County and New...
article SUNY CALS Presents “An Evening with Bill Miller” during Native American Heritage Month
(New York) -- Bill Miller is a three-time Grammy winner and renowned Native American speaker, activist and painter, who arrives at SUNY Cortland tomorrow night (November...
press release Hoeven and Udall Announce Senate Passage of Resolution Honoring National Native American Heritage Month
(Washington D.C.) -- Senators John Hoeven (R-ND), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, and Tom Udall (D-NM), Vice Chairman of the Senate Committee on...

11/7/2019

article Boundary County Human Rights Task Force: Native American Heritage Month
(Idaho) -- Since 1990, at the request of Congress, U.S. presidents have annually declared November to be “National American Indian Heritage Month.” For many...
article CALCATERRA: A staggering failure to acknowledge our history
(Washington D.C.) -- Since 1990, Americans have celebrated November as National American Indian Heritage month. But now the Trump White House, in a proclamation issued...
article Indian heritage celebrated during November
(Alabama) -- Certain to captivate the audience’s attention, the Engineering and Support Center will host this year’s Team Redstone Native American Indian...
article Native American Heritage Celebration will be held at Lewis Library in Fontana
(California) -- The Lewis Library and Technology Center will be presenting a Native American Heritage Celebration on Tuesday, Nov. 12.

11/6/2019

article November Is Native American Heritage Month, But Trump Might Be Trying To Change That
(USA) -- The United States government has used the month of November to recognize Native American heritage in some form or another for the past 100 years — which...
article Trump disrespecting Native Americans with celebration of U.S. founders, critics say
(Washington D.C.) -- President Donald Trump has declared November as a time to celebrate both Native American heritage and the country’s founders, a move that...
article Trump Says Native Americans’ Heritage Month Is Also for the White Men Who Stole Their Land
(Washington D.C.) -- Since 1990, the federal government has recognized November, albeit too quietly, as National Native American Heritage Month. Like most commemorative...
article Appreciation not Appropriation: Navigating Native American Heritage Month
(New Jersey) -- In fourth grade, I learned about the Lenni-Lenape, the people who resided in my state long before there was a New Jersey. I remember learning about...
article During Native American Heritage Month, “The Warrior Tradition” to Air on PBS on Veterans Day
(New York) -- Explore the complicated ways the culture and traditions of Native Americans have affected their participation in the United States military when The...
article NASU kicks off Native American History Month with Native arts workshop
(Oregon) -- The Native American Student Union hosted a workshop, sharing the art of medicine pouch and beaded lanyard making, at the University of Oregon’s Many...
article UC Berkeley to honor Native American Heritage Month
(California) -- UC Berkeley will be honoring Native American Heritage Month in November in a variety of ways, including several events and campuswide initiatives.

11/5/2019

article FEATURE: A Tale of Two Proclamations
(Oregon) -- Since 1990, Native American Heritage Month (or a similar variant) has been acknowledged in presidential proclamations every November and issued every year on...
article November is Native American Heritage Month. Critics say Trump is subverting it with a new celebration of the Founding Fathers.
(Washington D.C.) -- Last week, President Donald Trump declared November as "National American History and Founders Month," a celebration of the country's...
article Rep. Tom Cole: Celebrating Native American Heritage Month
(Washington D.C.) -- The month of November was first proclaimed “National American Indian Heritage Month” by the late President George H.W. Bush in 1990....
article Trump Gives National American Indian Heritage Month an All Lives Matter Makeover That Nobody Is Here For
(USA) -- On Aug. 3, 1990, former president George H. W. Bush declared the month of November as National American Indian Heritage Month for the purpose of paying tribute...
article UC Berkeley to honor Native American Heritage Month
(California) -- UC Berkeley will be honoring Native American Heritage Month in November in a variety of ways, including several events and campuswide initiatives.
article Students, educators work together to plan Native American Heritage Month programs
(Pennsylvania) -- Shaler Area students, local educators and community leaders are collaborating to offer culturally appropriate library programming.
article UW-Eau Claire celebrating Native American Heritage Month
(Wisconsin) -- This November, the University Wisconsin-Eau Claire is celebrating Native American Heritage Month. The festivities began with an opening ceremony on...

10/28/2019

article INFOGRAPHIC: Fast facts for Native American Heritage Month
(USA) -- November is Native American Heritage Month. In addition to their diverse traditions and history, Native Americans have contributed many aspects of modern...

12/4/2018

article Winslow Unified School District closes out November's Native American Heritage Month with 'Tribe of Many Feathers' festival
(Arizona) -- Winslow closed out the month of November with the Winslow Unified School District hosting a Native American festival. The district’s “Tribe of...

12/3/2018

article Native American Heritage Month a time to reflect on contributions
(California) -- In 1990, President George H. W. Bush approved a joint resolution designating November as National Native American Heritage Month. It is a month to...

11/21/2018

article Native American Indian Heritage Month events give Native American students a voice
(Nebraska) -- Each November, the University of Nebraska Inter-Tribal Exchange club hosts events celebrating Native American Indian Heritage Month to build community and...
press release Tester Recognizes Native American Heritage Month with Senate Resolution
(Washington D.C.) -- As a senior member and former Chairman of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, U.S. Senator Jon Tester is joining forces with his colleagues on both...

11/18/2018

article Burt Lake Burnout highlights Biostation history, federal recognition efforts
(Michigan) -- Students and faculty gathered Friday night for a Native American Heritage Month event, a historical discussion of the Burt Lake Burnout led by historian...
article OU student organization showcases Native American Heritage Day
(Oklahoma) -- For the second time in history, all 39 Tribal Nations of Oklahoma were represented at Owen Field. The University of Oklahoma celebrated Native American...

11/17/2018

article Haskell professor to speak about university’s history for Native American Heritage Month
(Kansas) -- To celebrate Native American Heritage Month, the Brown v. Board of Education Historic Site has organized a free lecture to educate guests about a local piece...
article Senators draft resolution for Native American Heritage Month
(New Mexico) -- A U.S. Senate resolution has been introduced to designate November as Native American Heritage month. The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs on Friday...
article VA honors Native Americans in ceremony
(Texas) -- The VA Texas Valley Coastal Bend Health Care System hosted a special event this morning in honor of Native American Heritage Month and those who served. The...
article Native American Heritage event in Vancouver will emphasize education, understanding
(Vancouver) -- It’s not a pow wow. But you wouldn’t be too far off if you thought of the Native American cultural celebration coming Saturday to Vancouver...
article UC Berkeley faculty and a librarian share book picks for Native American Heritage Month
(California) -- Native American Heritage Month was a long time coming. In the 1910s, Red Fox James embarked on a state-to-state sojourn on horseback to solicit support...

11/16/2018

article Native American Heritage Month Began Before November for This Wisconsin Community
(Wisconsin) -- November is National Native American Heritage Month. Beyond a vague, feel-good notion about Pilgrims and Indians sitting down for Thanksgiving dinner,...
article November is Native American History Month
(Louisiana) -- November is Native American History Month. America's indigenous people have a long history in the area we now call Louisiana. Their history spans...

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