Tag Archives: Native American Day

Giving Tuesday: Three Reasons to Remember Native Americans

While there are many reasons to give back to Native peoples, here are three important ones. I join PWNA in encouraging you to remember Native Americans in your holiday giving this year.

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November is American Indian Heritage Month: Remember Native Americans

This November, American Indian Heritage Month, PWNA encourages you to participate in our #RememberNativeAmericans campaign and learn more about the myths vs. realities facing many tribes today.

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Recently in Native News

Enjoy some of the most interesting Native American news from September, on Native American Day, 40 Under 40, a Native artist, and economic development.

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Native American Day in Arizona

Arizona joins the ranks of only a handful of states that celebrate Native American Day.

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Columbus Day: Shift the Focus

Can you tell me what the upcoming holiday is? Depending on who you are, that answer is going to change. For most, it’s Columbus Day and the history taught in school, and for others, Native American Day or Indigenous Peoples Day. Regardless of what you call it, the celebration of Columbus can be taken as […]

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November Celebrates American Indian Heritage Month & Native American Heritage Day

American Indian Heritage Month is an apt remembrance given that the contributions of the First Americans long preceded and continued after the first Thanksgiving.

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History of Native American Day

In many parts of the U.S., Native American Day is celebrated on the fourth Friday in September. Although not a “national” holiday, Native American Day is a time set aside by individual states to honor, recognize, and appreciate the rich cultural heritage and significant contributions of the indigenous people in their respective states. One of […]

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Native American Day & Columbus

South Dakota was the first state to recognize Native American Day instead of Columbus Day — sending a significant message to all, and remembering Native American leaders who contributed to the history of the state. Columbus is a nice story; he sails the ocean blue and finds a land rich in natural resources and friendly brown people.

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Columbus Day: Fact or Fiction

Columbus Day has some controversy around it as to the real history behind it.

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Columbus Day, Think About It

This is an interesting video asking folks across America to reconsider what Columbus Day represents and whether it is something to celebrate. As October 12 approaches, I always wonder how it is for American Indians living on and off the reservations. Given that Columbus did not discover America and his arrival marked the beginning of […]

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