November is American Indian Heritage Month: Remember Native Americans
Now more than ever, states across the U.S. are establishing and celebrating a Native American Day, or Indigenous Peoples Day, many of them in place of Columbus Day. On a national scale, November is a time for all of us to celebrate American Indian Heritage Month.
Designated by Congress in 1992, American Indian Heritage Month is recognized annually by federal agencies, nonprofits and other organizations to honor Native American culture and heritage.
This November, PWNA encourages you to participate in our #RememberNativeAmericans campaign and learn more about the myths vs. realities facing many tribes today. Many people believe the U.S. government meets the needs of Native Americans under the treaties — including free housing, healthcare, education, and food; freedom from taxes; and distribution of government checks every month. The reality is that many federal treaty obligations are unmet and almost always underfunded, and many Native families struggle economically.
Join us throughout November to learn more about funding for tribes and help spread the word. Take our Myth vs. Reality quiz to test your knowledge about Native history and the reservations. Take action by Nov. 22 and be entered for a chance to win a giveaway prize drawing.