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Native American Heritage Month

Native American Heritage Month

November is Native American Heritage Month, also known as American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month. This annual event provides the opportunity to learn about the history, achievements, contributions, and cultural legacy of the original inhabitants of the land that now makes up the United States.

Today, there are 574 federally recognized tribal governments in the United States and 6.79 million people who identify themselves as Native Americans. Additionally, several hundred tribes that have filed for but not received, federal recognition.

PCC Land Acknowledgement

Recommended websites

Broken Treaties: An Oral History Tracing Oregon’s Native Population
For the new “Oregon Experience” documentary “Broken Treaties,” native Oregonians reflect on what has been lost since and what’s next for their tribes.

The First Peoples
From the Oregon History Project

Indian Country
A daily digital news platform that covers the Indigenous world, including American Indians and Alaska Natives. Indian Country Today is the largest news site that covers tribes and Native people throughout the Americas.

Indigenous History of Oregon
Pacific University research guide to the Native peoples of Oregon, including oral histories and timelines.

Last Real Indians
Native American academics blog about issues facing Native communities and more.

National Day of Mourning
Since 1970, Indigenous people and their allies have gathered at n oon on Cole’s Hill in Plymouth to commemorate a National Day of Mourning on the US Thanksgiving holiday.

Native American Heritage Month
Connect to events, resources, and curriculum ideas from the official Native American Heritage Month website.

Native American Heritage
View historical documents–photos, treaties, and more–at the National Archives.

Native Knowledge 360
A framework that offers new possibilities for creating student learning experiences about American Indians.

Native Voice One
The Native American Radio Network features audio programs, podcasts, and more.

National Museum of the American Indian
Celebrates a rich diversity of history and traditions that highlight the contributions of Native people to American culture.