November: Native American Heritage Month

(excerpt from William Jefferson Clinton)native_american_

The purpose of National American Indian Heritage Month is to honor and recognize the original peoples of this land. The 1996 proclamation details their contributions to the past and to the future:

Throughout our history, American Indian and Alaska Native peoples have been an integral part of the American character. Against the odds, America’s first peoples have endured, and they remain a vital cultural, political, social, and moral presence. Tribal America has brought to this great country certain values and ideas that have become ingrained in the American spirit: the knowledge that humans can thrive and prosper without destroying the natural environment; the understanding that people from very different backgrounds, cultures, religions, and traditions can come together to build a great country; and the awareness that diversity can be a source of strength rather than division.

Learn about the Native American Culture & Fry Bread:

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One thought on “November: Native American Heritage Month

  1. We are excited to share a special blog post with you from Dr. Loriene Roy, the first Native American to hold the office of president of the American Library Association. In this insightful new posting about Native American Heritage Month, Dr. Roy identifies ways to observe this month in your community and in your home. Along the way, she also provides many reading and viewing recommendations. You can view it here:

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