What is the month about, and how did it get started? Photos, videos and social posts on Native Viewpoint.
In 1990, President George W. Bush approved a joint resolution proclaiming the month of November as Native American Heritage Month. In addition, he named the day after Thanksgiving in November as Native American Heritage Day.
So yes, Black Friday, the retail-embraced holiday, is also Native American Heritage Day.
So how can you celebrate? You can follow the hashtag #NativeAmericanHeritageMonth and send a note of kindness or a hello to people posting about it.
A few facts:
There are currently 574 federally recognized tribes in the United States, and each tribe or Nation each speaks their own distinct language and has their own styles of traditional regalia and life practices.
Here is a YouTube short I posted to social media:
Some of my favorite images I have taken as a Mohawk journalist.
You can also check out my tweets from 2021 with a thread of some of my favorite images.
Films and TV shows you can watch
Disney’s Echo and Hawkeye
Some of my YouTube Videos on Native Culture and History
Happy Native American Heritage Month!
Vincent Schilling, Akwesasne Mohawk, is the founder and editor of Native Viewpoint. With nearly 20 years of experience as a Native journalist and former member of the White House Press Pool, Vincent works to uplift underrepresented voices in the world of media and beyond. Follow Vincent on YouTube.com/VinceSchilling, on Twitter at @VinceSchilling or on any other of his social media accounts by clicking on any of the icons below.
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