Native American Heritage Month
Native American Heritage Month (November)
Native American Heritage Month it is a time to celebrate, recognize, and inform the public about the culture, traditions, histories, art, and contributions of American Indians and Alaska Natives. Native American Heritage Month began in 1976, as Native American Awareness Week, which was observed in October. Native American Heritage Month began in 1976, as Native American Awareness week in October. In 1990, President Bush approved the designation of November as National American Indian Heritage Month.
2023 Theme: Honoring the Past, Recognizing the Present, Making Stories for the Future
The focus of this year's theme is appreciating and honoring Native American culture and welcoming participants who may or may not be Native American. The theme “Honoring the Past, Recognizing the Present, Making Stories for the Future” allows us to pay tribute to Native traditions while embracing current experiences. As we honor those who came before us, we celebrate those making strides in the present day to advance cultural preservation and restorative justice. And thinking toward the future we remind ourselves not only to share these stories in November, but year-round.
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