November is American Indian & Alaska Native Heritage Month

heritagemonth“Guiding our Destiny with Heritage and Tradition.”

November is American Indian & Alaska Native Heritage Month. Heritage Month is a time to celebrate the rich and diverse cultures, traditions, and histories and to acknowledge the important contributions of Native people. Heritage Month is also an opportune time to educate the general public about tribes, to raise a general awareness about the unique challenges Native people have faced both historically and in the present, and the ways in which tribal citizens have worked to conquer these challenges.

For more information, visit the web portal collaborative project of the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and U.S. National Archives and Records Administration.  Click here for the “Native American Heritage Month” website.

To read the White House Press Release on “National Native American Heritage Month, 2013″, click here.