Native Students in a Drum Circle

Native American Heritage Month

On August 3, 1990, the month of November was recognized by President George H. W. Bush as Native American Heritage Month (NAHM). During this month, we take the time to recognize the people, culture, traditions, crafts, and music that existed in the United States before it became what we know today.

The past theme for 2019 was “Decolonizing & Reclaiming Indigenity.” Indigenity has often been defined by systems that were put into place to define who Native American people are. In 2019, we wanted to reclaim what it meant to be Indigenous and how indigeneity is represented.

Please check back in October for our calendar of events and themes for the 2020 celebration.