On August 3, 1990, President George H.W. Bush declared the month of November as National American Indian Heritage Month.

When the blood in your veins returns to the sea 

and the earth in your bones

returns to the ground

 

 perhaps you will remember that this land does not belong to you

 

 but it is you who belongs to this land

A Native American is a member of any of the indigenous peoples of North, Central, and South America. This term is most typically used to refer to people who live in the United States, except, Hawaii.

In the U.S. alone, there are 573 federally recognized tribes/nations, about half of which are associated with reservations

4 Facts about the Aninshinabe Tribe

1.

The Anishinabe are a group of culturally-related natives who include the Odawa, Saulteaux, Potawatomi, Oji-Cree, and Algonquin peoples

2.

The Anishinabe peoples have historically spoken the Anishinaabemowin language, or other dialects that belong to the Algonquin language family

3.

The Anishinabe have called south-eastern Canada, the Great Lakes region, and the Northern Midwest area of the U.S. home for centuries

4.

In pre-colonial times, before European settlers brought organized schooling to the New World, American Indians such as the Anishinabe peoples educated their children in a holistic manner, which emphasized the accumulation of knowledge as a life-long process that focused on nurturing the mind, body, and spirit, and did not emphasize the memorization of facts and data. 

Impactful People
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MARIA TALLCHIEF

An Osage-American ballerina, who was considered America’s first major prima ballerina, and was the first person of Native American descent to hold that title

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CHARLES CURTIS

A Kaw-American attorney and Republican politician from Kansas who served as the 31st Vice President for Herbert Hoover from 1929-1933

SUSAN LA FLESCHE PICOTTE

An Omaha-American doctor and reformer. She was the first Native American to earn a medical degree in the U.S. She campaigned for the betterment of public health and for legal land rights for members of the Omaha tribe

It is important that we continue to work to undo the suppression and condemnation of indigenous peoples caused by colonization

DECOLONIZATION

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