In honor of this year’s Native American Heritage Month, celebrated throughout the month of November, Team AgLearn is providing information and resources to encourage ongoing education and engagement with this important annual commemoration.
The information below is a portion of content quoted from President Biden's Proclamation on Native American Heritage Month, 2023 External Link
"During National Native American Heritage Month, we recognize the invaluable contributions of Native peoples that have shaped our country and honor the hundreds of Tribal Nations who continue exercising their inherent sovereignty as vital members of the overlapping system of governments in the United States."
The information below is a portion of content quoted from Secretary Thomas J. Vilsack's and Deputy Secretary Xochitl Torres Small's Native American Heritage Month Update
"The United States government has recognized November as “Native American Heritage Month” in some fashion since President George H.W. Bush approved a joint resolution in 1990. Our formal nation-to-nation relationship with Tribes predates the formation of the United States dating back to the first European settlers recognizing the hundreds of distinct Tribal nations. This year’s theme for Native American Heritage Month is, “Indigenous Foods: The Intersection Between Land, Food, and Culture.”
USDA Celebrates Native American Heritage Month
November is Native American Heritage Month, which is also referred to as American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month. This month provides an opportunity for us to reflect on how the cultures and traditions held dear by tribal nations continue to advance resilient economies and vibrant lands nationwide. The value and applicability of indigenous knowledge continues to be affirmed throughout our everyday life, and whose integration can have significant positive implications for our land management and agricultural programs and responsibilities.
USDA Native American Heritage Month Observance
In celebration of NAHM, the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (OASCR) and the Office of Tribal Relations (OTR) will host a Department-wide observance featuring a panel of indigenous chefs, foragers, and food leaders, and USECs Dean and Moffett.
When: Thursday, November 16, 2023, from 2:00pmET- 3:30pmET
FPAC FY 2024 Native American Heritage Month Events
Event Name: Indigenous Cooking Demo with Cafe Ohlone (webinar)
When: Wednesday, November 15, 2023, at 1:00 p.m. EDT
More Information & Sign-up: Indigenous Cooking Demo with Cafe Ohlone even registration
Event Name: Think Indigenous: Native American Spirituality for a Modern World by Doug Good Feather (virtual book discussion)
When: Tuesday, November 28, 2023, at 2:00 p.m. EDT
More Information & Sign-up: Think Indigenous: Native American Spirituality for a Modern World event registration
Selected AgLearn Resources for Native American Heritage Month
- History of Federal Tribal Relationships Training
- Tribal Trust Responsibility Training
- Tribal Sovereignty Training
- Tribal Consultation Training
- Video: The meaning of color across cultures External Link
- Course: Empowering BIPOC through Mentorship External Link
- Book Summary: Sand Talk: How Indigenous Thinking Can Save the World External Link
- eBook: Decolonizing Wealth: Indigenous Wisdom to Heal Divides and Restore Balance External Link
- Audiobook: An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States: Revisioning American History External Link
Supplemental Federal Resources for Native American Heritage Month
- Information and resources on Native American Heritage Month from the Library of Congress External Link
- National Native American Heritage Month history from the US Senate External Link
- National Museum of the American from the Smithsonian External Link
- More information on traditional ecological knowledge from USDA NIFA External Link