November is Native American Heritage Month – The holiday season is upon us, and there is plenty to commemorate and celebrate. Thanksgiving and Christmas are two days that come to mind immediately, but there is a longer observance that takes place this time of year—Native American Heritage Month. This month gives Americans dedicated time to consider the important contributions of Indigenous Peoples, honor their histories, and advocate for solutions to the struggles they still face today. Native Americans have been confronted with discrimination and hardship since European settlers first stepped foot on this land, and have remained familiar with injustice in many ways since. Learn about the early advocates for setting aside a day to honor Native American heritage, how many tribes are currently in the United States, what is/are the preferred term(s) between American Indian and Alaska Native, Native American, Indigenous People, and more, how Native Americans helped tremendously during World War I and World War II, their influence on hockey, and so much more. Celebrate Native American Heritage Month With 25 Native American Heritage Facts (parade.com).
Honoring Native American Heritage Month with Kids
Native American Heritage Month
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Talking with Children about Native American Heritage Month