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
The Anishinabe are a group of culturally-related natives who include the Odawa, Saulteaux, Potawatomi, Oji-Cree, and Algonquin peoples
The Anishinabe peoples have historically spoken the Anishinaabemowin language, or other dialects that belong to the Algonquin language family
The Anishinabe have called south-eastern Canada, the Great Lakes region, and the Northern Midwest area of the U.S. home for centuries
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.