November 1 marks the beginning of Native American Heritage Month. This month we celebrate Indigenous People's in the Americas, their struggles and successes, resilience and fortitude.
Teachers: Visit the free MY HERO Lesson Plan for Native American Heritage Month. Includes discussion guide and learning outcomes.
Watch the following films about Native American culture and activism.
Camille Manybeads Tso tells an inspiring true story of Native American heritage.
"What happens when a story is forgotten? I'm making a film about my dad, Gary Wiski-ge-amatyuk, my family, and what it means to be Native American today."
These heroes, past and present, uplift the voices of their communities through action.
Nyla Innuksuk is a young indigenous filmmaker who is pushing the boundaries of filmmaking, going beyond 2D (flattie) films to VR/AR and 360 with her Mixtape VR company. Check out her journey to date.
Two storytellers, elder Tiana Bighorse and young Noel Bennett, published Tiana's family history. Now elderly, Noel is collaborating with Tiana's great grandson.
Chief Joseph led the Nez Perce tribe in an effort to keep their homeland. [This story is available in English and in Spanish.]
The following stories have links so you can hear the audio as you read. Great for ESL students!
Artists celebrate Native American leaders and recreate the traditions of this rich culture.
The Earth is a medicine, she gives everything to us. Again, the respect lies there, respecting life, what is important, even if it is not of our own.
Stories from the Christian Science Monitor
August 9 is the International Day of the World's Indigenous People.
Official Website | Native American Heritage Month
A tribute to the rich ancestry and traditions of Native Americans.
A living cultural center located in Anchorage, Alaska that promotes active observance of Alaska Native culture and traditions, featuring permanent collections and educational programs.
Library of Congress - Native Americans
Gather information on American Indian leaders and culture. Study essays, music, maps and images related to the treatment and portrayal of American Indians by European explorers and settlers.
Provides an extensive digital collection of original photographs and documents about the Northwest Coast and Plateau Indian cultures, complemented by essays written by anthropologists, historians, and teachers about both particular tribes and cross-cultural topics.
Short films curated by MY HERO International Film Festival director Wendy Milette.
Hero Stories curated by MY HERO General Editors Deborah Neff and Abigail Richardson.
Newswire stories curated by MY HERO Newswire director Betty Bailey.
Organizer created on 10/16/2013 7:15:40 AM by Becky Miller
Last edited 4/18/2023 11:20:44 AM by Abigail Richardson