Sokaogon Chippewa Community News
November is Native American Heritage Month
“November is Native American Heritage Month, or as it is commonly referred to, American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month. It is a time to celebrate 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.” – National Congress of American Indians.
Artwork designed by Bella Tahwa-Thompson, a Freshman at Crandon High School.
Learn more about the history of Native American Heritage Month by visiting the National Museum of the American Indian.
It is the first national museum dedicated to the preservation, study, and exhibition of the life, languages, literature, history, and arts of Native Americans. Established by an act of Congress in 1989, the museum works in collaboration with the Native peoples of the Western Hemisphere to protect and foster their cultures by reaffirming traditions and beliefs, encouraging contemporary artistic expression, and empowering the Indian voice.