DCYF Honors Native American Heritage Month

October 30, 2023
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Nov. 1 marks the beginning of Native American Heritage Month. What started at the turn of the century as an effort to gain a day of recognition for the significant contributions the first Americans made to the establishment and growth of the U.S., has resulted in a whole month being designated for that purpose.

Native American Heritage Month is celebrated every year in November to honor and celebrate the culture, traditions, history, and contributions of American Indians and Alaska Natives. This celebration is an opportunity to educate ourselves and better understand the history of our nation and its people.

Throughout this month, the Office of Tribal Relations will highlight several topics of pressing concern, including food sovereignty, the history and impact of Indian boarding schools, and the ongoing advocacy for missing and murdered Indigenous women.

Want to start the month off right? Here’s a few things you can do right now!