Indigenous Peoples' Heritage Month is celebrated in November. In the United States, it is also known as National Native American Heritage Month or American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month. The McGraw-Page Library joins the Inclusive Engagement Team in the Student Engagement Center in using the term “indigenous peoples” in recognition of the shared identity amongst individuals who lived together in a community before countries, states, or regions were officially classified and named.
Playlist for Native American Heritage Month
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Archeology at Werowocomoco [Virginia]
Spend some time getting to know indigenous populations by watching a few of these 669 films depicting many facets of Native America.
PBS - Native America four-part series
One community's experience within the residential school system has been captured in this mini-documentary.
"In partnership with the Upper Sioux Community, NABS produced “Voices from Pezihutazizi Oyate: Boarding School Histories.” In this mini documentary, Upper Sioux Community citizens share their perspectives on the legacy of Indian boarding schools and the lasting impact it has had on them personally and culturally."
Members of the 3rd and 4th Division Navajo code talker platoons of World War II dressed in their unit's uniform, pose for a group photo during a commemoration of the landing on Iwo Jima. - National Archives