Native American Heritage Month

November is National Native American Heritage Month. During this month, we take the opportunity to celebrate the history, heritage, traditions, and invaluable contributions of Indigenous people to our country, including Native American, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, and affiliated Island communities.

Increase your cultural awareness by learning more about Hispanic/Latin heritage, history and culture:

  • Learn about Native American history, heritage and culture aquí
  • Experience an online tour of the National Museum of the American Indian aquí
  • Descubra 10 Indigenous musicians in classical music you should know aquí.

Check out a few ways you can celebrate Native American Heritage Month

Acknowledge what Native land your home or office is on:

  • Do you know what Indigenous lands you’re living and working on? There are a handful of handy maps that will help you do just that. Simply type in your address and discover which Indigenous people lived and took care of this land before us.

Attend an event celebrating Native American Heritage:

  • DSO’s Native American Heritage Month Celebration – Meet Jodi Voice Yellowfish – Nov 28, 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm in Horchow. The DSO celebrates Native American Heritage Month with special guest Jodi Voice Yellowfish. Jodi Voice Yellowfish will share her experience and journey as a Native American and discuss her advocacy work, which includes founder and chair of the MMIW TX – Rematriate (Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women), a commissioner on the Arts and Culture Advisory Commission for the City of Dallas and a steering committee member for Dallas Truth Racial Healing Transformation. Jodi Voice Yellowfish is a well-respected advocate for indigenous peoples. Her insights and perspectives have been shared through various mediums, including a TEDx Talk and Newsweek.
  • AT&T’s 3rd Annual ICAE Native American Heritage Powwow – Nov 11, 10 am – 6 pm -. For more info, click aquí.

Explore Native American podcasts – The Native community has a ton of interesting podcasts that offer amazing Indigenous storytelling:

Learn about Native American history and culture by reading stories authored by Native American authors:

  • Moon of the Crusted Snow, Waubgeshig Rice
  • Night of the Living Rez, Morgan Talty 
  • This Accident of Being Lost, Leanne Betasamosake Simpson
  • Split Tooth, Tanya Tagaq
  • Braiding Sweetgrass, Robin Wall Kimmerer
  • Be sure to visit the Native American Heritage Month landing page throughout the month for, initiatives from our Mosaic Community group, a curated Native American Heritage Month playlist, and more. Visit here.