Each November, Native American Heritage Month honors the history, traditions, and cultures of the indigenous peoples of the United States, including the Native American and Alaska Native communities. It's a time to learn, reflect and appreciate the depth of indigenous history and culture. Native American cultures are incredibly diverse, with more than 500 federally recognized tribal sovereign nations, plus many more fighting for federal recognition. Each Tribe has their own distinct languages, customs, governance, and traditions.
Sno-Isle Libraries acknowledges that we are on the traditional land of the Coast Salish Peoples, including the Tulalip, Snohomish, Stillaguamish, and Sauk-Suiattle Tribes past and present, and honor with gratitude the land itself and many tribes.
Learn more about Native American heritage and cultures with these events and resources.
- Lakewood/Smokey Point Book Group - "When Two Feathers Fell From the Sky" by Margaret Verble on November 8 at Lakewood/Smokey Point Library
- DEI Films and Discussions: Growing Native Northwest: Coast Salish on November 14 at Mukilteo Library
- Mukilteo Monday Morning Book Group - "There There" by Tommy Orange on November 27 at Mukilteo Library
- Native American Storytelling: Cedar Stories on November 8
- Joy Harjo, 23rd United States Poet Laureate - Online Author Talk on November 16
- Pueblo Pottery Workshop with Josiah Concho, opens a new window on November 4th at Everett Public Library
- Sacred Breath: Indigenous Writing and Storytelling Series, opens a new window on November 16 at UW Seattle
- November Native Art Market 2023 November 24-26 at Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center
- Native American Story Telling
- Native American Heritage Month for Teens
- Native American Heritage Month for Adults
- Coast Salish: Their History, People & Customs
- Indigenous Voices: New Native American Fiction
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- Explora: Native American Heritage Month, opens a new window
- GALE in Context: Biography - Native Americans, opens a new window
- GALE in Context: U.S. History - Native Americans, opens a new window
- National Geographic Virtual Library - Native North Americans' History, opens a new window
- Native American Art Magazine, opens a new window
- Why Ancient Wisdom Matters in the Modern World: A Trudy Sundberg Lecture with Wade Davis, opens a new window
- Native American Heritage Month, opens a new window (Official Website)