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Celebrate Native American Heritage Month

Celebrate Native American Heritage Month this November
Posted on 11/04/2021
Native American Heritage Month is celebrated every November in recognition and celebration of the significant contributions Native Americans made to the establishment and growth of the United States. 

In 1915, the Congress of the American Indian Association formally approved a plan regarding the recognition of American Indian Day. The association’s president, Rev. Sherman Coolidge, an Arapahoe, issued a proclamation which declared the second Saturday of May as American Indian Day; the proclamation also made the first formal appeal for recognition of Native Americans as citizens. New York was the first state to observe American Indian Day in May of 1916. November has been recognized nationwide as Native American Heritage Month since 1990. 

In celebration of Native American Heritage Month, we’ve compiled booklists for adults, teens and kids celebrating the stories of Indigenous cultures and the voices of Native American authors. Check them out below and visit your local Aurora Public Library for more stories celebrating the month!

Check out these collections from hoopla digital too - available to borrow instantly for free with no holds or wait with your library card! 

Native American Stories & Experiences (eBooks) | Native American History Month (eBooks) | Native American Stories & Experiences (Audiobooks) | Indigenous Peoples Movies

Check out more booklists here.



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