Did you know that 1990 is the year that we start celebrating Native American History Month?

Jacklyn Morales

Native American Heritage Month is a time to celebrate rich and diverse cultures, traditions, histories and to acknowledge the important contributions of Native’s people. It all started when President Reagan proclaimed the week of November 23-30 as “American Indian Week”. In November 1990, Congress issued a joint resolution authorizing the President to proclaim November annually as the “National Native American Heritage Month”.

Dance, family traditions, art, and music show both the contemporary diversity and long history of Indigenous people across the land we now call the United States.

A way to celebrate Native American Heritage Month is to Learn about the Native tribes in your area, watch movies about Native Americans, read books by or about Native Americans, or Connect with the Land.