Honoring National Native American Heritage Month

Posted on: October 30, 2023

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 Indigenous Newspapers in North America 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: Check out the events hosted by the Center for Multicultural Student Services (CMSS).

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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