Every year on November 1, Native American Heritage Month is celebrated to honor the remarkable Native Americans who have contributed a lot to improve the character of the nation. Holding its origin with a weeklong celebration during November 23–30, 1986, a proclamation was passed in 1990 to designate the entire month of November as National Native American Heritage Month.

Learn more about the culture, traditions, histories and contributions of Native Americans:

Movies 

Watch a cinematic work from Indigenous film makers. Browse films on Kanopy, opens a new window that celebrate the rich and diverse cultures and traditions of Native Americans.

Music

Music plays an integral role in the life of Native Americans and many different instruments are used including drums, flutes and other percussion instruments. Listen to some of the traditional music of Native Americans with this collection of streaming music on hoopla.

Books

Explore the experiences of North American Indigenous peoples through memoirs and biographies. Check out this list of recommended books.

This month, we celebrate and honor the many ways American Indians that have enriched our nation.