November is Native American Heritage Month. Initially recognized as only one day in 1915, recognition was expanded to the entire month of November in 1990 by George H.W. Bush. Native American Heritage Month is a time to celebrate and reflect on the rich history, culture, contributions, and traditions of Native Americans.
We encourage Walden colleagues to celebrate Native American Heritage Month. We’ve provided the resources below as a starting point:
Watch 6 Stories Celebrating Native American History and Culture sharing stories from Native American cuisine to art.
Listen to a podcast to celebrate the stories and cultures of Native Americans along with the issues impacting them today.
Celebrate the achievements of several Native American members of the Walden community who are contributing to our mission to effect positive social change.
Along with your kids, read a children’s book that celebrates Native American Heritage Month.
Learn more about the history and early beginnings of National Native American Heritage Month.
Explore the National Archives which holds hundreds of thousands of records beginning in 1774 relating to Native American history.
Explore the Why We Serve exhibit that honors generations of Native Americans who have served in the United States’ armed forces.
Visit various online exhibitions from the National Museum of the American Indian.
Visit a Native American historic site near you.
Explore other ways to celebrate Native American Heritage Month throughout November.