As we come to the end of American Indian and Alaskan Native Heritage Month, it’s important that we continue to celebrate, recognize, and acknowledge the rich cultures, diversities and histories of Indigenous people. Indigenous people have historically faced challenges that continue to present themselves today. While November is an excellent time to educate yourself, one month isn’t enough. Here are some ways you can continue to recognize and celebrate the nation’s first people, their heritage and importance to our past, present, and future.
Recognize the land that you walk.
Educate yourself on the problems and systems that affect tribes currently in the U.S.
Support Native American owned businesses.
Attend events highlighting and celebrating Native American stories.
Watch a documentary or pick up a book written by a Native American author, here are some suggestions: