November is Native American Heritage Month/American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month. “It is a time to celebrate the traditions, languages and stories of Native American, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, and affiliated Island communities and ensure their rich histories and contributions continue to thrive with each passing generation.” It also provides us an opportunity to acknowledge and reflect on the treatment of Indigenous people throughout American history.
Below please find some resources from the DOE and others where you can learn about Native American culture.
Events, Exhibits, Places to Visit
- Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian.
- Learn about the historically significant locations throughout NYC that connect back to Native American history.
- Various events hosted by branches of the NY Public Library
- November 12 - Join the Thunderbird American Indian Dancers at the Queens Farm Museum for the Harvest Dance Celebration in appreciation of the summer harvest.
- NYC Parks Department tours/hikes celebrating Native American History Month.
- November 19 - BK, Queens, and Manhattan
- November 26 - Staten Island
- Fry Bread, by Kevin Noble Maillard; illustrated by Juana Martinez-Neal
- Berry Song by Michaela Goade
- Keepunumuk Weeâchumun’s Thanksgiving Story by Danielle Greendeer, Anthony Perry, and Alexis Bunten; illustrated by Garry Meeches Sr.
- Sharice’s Big Voice: A Native Kid Becomes a Congresswoman by Sharice Davids with Nancy K. Mays; illustrated by Joshua Mangeshig Pawis-Steckley
- We Are Still Here: Native American Truths Everyone Should Know, by Traci Sorell; illustrated by Frané Lessac
- Indian No More by Charlene Willing McManis and Traci Sorell