Native American Heritage Month
November is Native American Heritage Month, a time to celebrate the rich and diverse cultures, traditions, and important contributions of Indigenous people to our society. According to the 2020 U.S. Census, 7.1 million people identified as Native American or Alaska Native, alone or in combination with another race. During this month, it is also important to educate the public about tribes, the special difficulties that Native people have experienced historically and currently, and the efforts made by tribal members to overcome these difficulties.
Publications & Resources
MHTTC Network Native American Heritage Month webpage
National Center for School Mental Health/Central East MHTTC
Supporting Native and Indigenous Youth in Schools (Recorded webinar), Slides
Suicide Prevention Resource Center
Supporting Tribal Youth at Risk for Suicide: Honoring Children, Mending the Circle (Webinar recording)
U.S. Library of Congress
The following resources provide information about the Native American community’s presence and artistic contributions in HHS Region 3 (Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia).
A list of Federal and State recognized Indian tribes or groups is also available here.