November is National Native American Heritage Month! It’s time to celebrate the rich histories, diverse cultures and important contributions of our nation’s first people. There are currently 574 federally recognized Native American tribes in the United States, as well as countless tribes that are not federally recognized. Let us utilize this month to educate ourselves and each other about Native American history and culture and recognizing the effects and motivations of systemic and structural institutions that perpetuate racism- all while looking inward and outward to conduct social change for our Nation’s first, and often neglected, group of people.
The first step for change is through education, so the Diversity, Inclusion and Accessibility (DIA) committee has created a list of resources below, including events from the Georgia State University Multicultural Center. We’ve also included pictures of the different displays and decorations that can be found in GSU’s Libraries. Please take some time to learn more about Native American heritage and history this month and check out the Native American Heritage month displays that can be found in the GSU Libraries.
- What Is Native American Heritage Month?
- GSU’s Multicultural Center Heritage Celebrations & Events
- Our Pride – Honoring the Heritage of Indigenous Two Spirit Culture – a Multicultural Center Event on November 17th
- Native Land app article – the app that can tell you the indigenous history of the land we live on
- Native Land Map – an online map of Indigenous lands
- Highlight of current Native American Issues
- N. Scott Momaday: Words From a Bear – a PBS American Masters documentary that delves into the work of Native American poet N. Scott Momaday
- GSU catalog search for materials featuring American Indians, Native Americans, and Alaskan Natives