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Native American Heritage Month 2021

Native American Heritage Month

In celebration of Native American Heritage Month, the SAIS Diversity Council has compiled a list of events and resources to help our community reflect on the contributions, sacrifices, and legacy of the original inhabitants of what is now the United States of America.

Native American Heritage Month has evolved from its beginnings as a week-long celebration in 1986, by President Reagan. Every President since 1995 has issued annual proclamations designating the month of November as the time to celebrate the culture, accomplishments, and contributions of people who were the first inhabitants of the United States.

The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in paying tribute to the rich ancestry and traditions of Native Americans.

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Virtual Events

Conversation with Native Americans in the Department of State
November 01, 2021 1:00pm - 2:00pm

In celebration of Native American Heritage Month, the U.S. Department of State is honored to recognize and highlight the contributions made and the important presence of Native Americans in our diplomatic corps. Please join for a conversation with three of our very esteemed and accomplished colleagues, Ambassador Ross Wilson (Choctaw), Dr. Sharri Clark (Cherokee) and Matthew Lamm (Oglala Lakota).


Online Programming

The Warrior Tradition
Learn the astonishing, inspiring, and largely-untold story of native americans in the U.S. military

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