Honoring National Native American Heritage Month

Posted on: October 31, 2022

November is Native American Heritage Month, an opportunity to honor, celebrate, and learn. Here are 5 ways you can join the celebration:

1. Watch a movie from the Native American film collection of 302 streaming videos in Kanopy – an award-winning video streaming service providing access to more than 30,000 independent and documentary films, available to you for free as a member of the JMU community.

preview of four films: Our Story, Rumble, No Loitering, and In Whose Honor

2. Explore one of our databases: Check out American Indian Newspapers or Indigenous Peoples of North America, a comprehensive collection of documents from American and Canadian governments, institutions, and tribal publications. 

3. Learn about local Indigenous communities: Familiarize yourself with the Native American communities of the Shenandoah Valley (from Dr. Carole Nash).

4. Learn about land acknowledgements: Learn about making an Indigenous Land and Enslaved Peoples Acknowledgement (from the Center for Faculty Innovation).

5. Attend a JMU event: The Center for Multicultural Student Services is hosting a great lineup of events to celebrate Native American Heritage Month, and everyone is invited to join.

More Ways to Learn

Visit nativeamericanheritagemonth.gov to learn about even more ways to celebrate, learn, and connect during National Native American Heritage Month.

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