The month of November is recognized nationally as Native American Heritage Month! The National Congress of American Indians (NCAI), recognizes the month as a time to celebrate rich and diverse cultures, traditions, and histories and to acknowledge the important contributions of Native people.
To recognize Native American Heritage Month, the NB3 Foundation hosts three annual events (NB3FIT Month, NB3FIT Community XC Race Zero to 60 Challenge) during November to promote the health of Native youth and communities.
For Native American Heritage Day, we are sharing some different ways you can celebrate, acknowledge and pay tribute to Indigenous peoples.
Here are some of our recommendations:
Talk to your children about their culture and how important they are to the future of our communities.
Share books with your children written by Native authors: https://www.powells.com/native-american-heritage-month
Explore a recipe by a Native chef:
Learn about Native homelands: https://native-land.ca/
Support local Native artists and businesses in your community!
Eat at a Indigenous-owned restaurant
Donate to Native-led nonprofits
Most of all, take time today to recognize the contributions our Native people have made and continue to make!