Native American Heritage Month

Native American man in regalia


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

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



TIP 59: Improving Cultural Competence

TIP 61: Behavioral Health Services for American Indians and Alaska Natives

Tips for Disaster Responders: Cultural Awareness When Working In Indian Country Post-Disaster

Tips for Disaster Responders: Understanding Historical Trauma and Resilience When Responding to an Event in Indian Country


Suicide Prevention Resource Center

Supporting Tribal Youth at Risk for Suicide: Honoring Children, Mending the Circle (Webinar recording)


U.S. Library of Congress

Native American Heritage Month webpage

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).

Indigenous Tribes of Washington, DC 

Native American Indian Tribes Today (Chesapeake Bay Region)

Wild, Wondering West Virginia: Exploring West Virginia's Native American History

A list of Federal and State recognized Indian tribes or groups is also available here.

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