Native American Heritage Month
November is Native American Heritage Month!
November is Native American Heritage Month, sometimes referred called American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month. The month is a time to celebrate rich and diverse cultures, traditions, and histories and to acknowledge the important contributions of Native people. While the histories of native peoples should be celebrated and incorporated into our work throughout the school year, this month is an opportune time to teach and learn about the unique challenges Native people have faced both historically and in the present - and the ways in which they have worked to conquer these challenges. (National Congress of American Indians). (Ganondagan State Historic Site in Victory, NY pictured above)
Please visit the sites and consider using the resources below as you you celebrate Native American Heritage Month with your students.
A provocative multi-media project that establishes Native history as an essential part of American history. The centerpiece of this initiative is a television series that tells five heartbreaking, yet inspiring stories. Together they highlight Native ingenuity and resilience over the course of 300 years. The series upends two-dimensional stereotypes of American Indians as simply ferocious warriors or peaceable lovers of the land.