Ya’eh’teeh Shí Díne
We observe Native American Heritage Month in November to recognize the achievements and contributions of Native Americans. In 1990 President George H. W. Bush approved a joint resolution designating November 1990 “National American Indian Heritage Month.” Similar proclamations, under variants on the name (including “Native American Heritage Month” and “National American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month”) have been issued each year since 1994.
The National Archives holds hundreds of thousands of U.S. Government records relating to Native Americans, from as early as 1774 through the mid-1990s. These include original treaties signed with Native Americans, records from the Indian Schools, Indian Census Rolls, and Bureau of Indian Affairs records.
This commemorative month aims to provide a platform for Native people in the United States of America to share their culture, traditions, music, crafts, dance, and ways and concepts of life. This gives Native people the opportunity to express to their community, both city, county and state officials their concerns and solutions for building bridges of understanding and friendship in their local area.
Oregon Family Support Network aims to bring awareness and share culture to create healthy relationships with differences. We are all people of these lands, and just as our mind, body and spirit are connected, so are we as humans. Through this month may Native American Heritage Month bring you curiosity and look into your roots, nationality and culture.
At Oregon Family Support Network we celebrate the unique diversity of Oregon communities by making a commitment to uphold Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. To learn more about our values, visit our website below.