Native American Heritage Month

Native American Heritage Month is a national month-long celebration created to recognize, honor and celebrate Indigenous Peoples. The NAECC serves as the focal point for campus and community events and sponsors an array of cultural presentations featuring traditional and contemporary Native American scholars, art demonstrations, educational tours, workshops and documentaries.

In 1990 President George H. W. Bush was the first U.S. president to recognize Native American Heritage Month in November and, to this day, U.S. presidents continue with this tradition. President Barak Obama released his Presidential Proclamation in October 2010 stating in part:

For millennia before Europeans settled in North America, the indigenous peoples of this continent flourished with vibrant cultures and were the original stewards of the land. From generation to generation, they handed down invaluable cultural knowledge and rich traditions, which continue to thrive in Native American communities across our country today. During Native American Heritage Month, we honor and celebrate their importance to our great Nation and our world.

President Barak Obama's Proclamation - National Native American Heritage Month 2010

Native American Heritage Month - November 2017

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