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National Native American Heritage Month

November has a lot of “national” days, weeks and month celebrations tied to it, but here’s one you may not be aware of: National Native American Heritage Month.

In 1990, President George H.W. Bush approved a joint resolution calling for the designation. This month honors the rich ancestry and traditions of Native Americans — and you can honor it as well by attending a celebration hosted by an organization that honors Indigenous people and cultures, reading and sharing what you learned from a book written by a Native American author, and supporting Native-owned shops.

While we should honor and respect others 365 days a year, acknowledging and sharing these holidays are important ways we can create visibility to traditionally marginalized communities and identities.

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