America is a vast land of many cultures dating back thousands of years to the original inhabitants of the land. The history and heritage of Native Americans, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and Island communities are part of all national parks today. Throughout the year, and especially during November during Native American Heritage Month, the National Park Service and its partners celebrate together the rich traditions, languages, and contributions of Indigenous people. https://www.nps.gov/subjects/npscelebrates/native-american-heritage-month.htm
Join the conversation on social media by using #IndigenousHeritageMonth or #NativeAmericanHeritageMonth. Explore the stories in honor of Native American Heritage Month, but also find resources to learn about Indigenous history and heritage in national parks year-round.
The NPS website is a treasure trove of resources, stories, videos, and more about the ancestral people who lived here before colonists, suffered brutal relocation practices, and today serve in our communities as neighbors. Go to NPS.gov to find special programs, events, and celebrations in a national park close to you.