November is Native American Heritage Month.
The National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) describes the month as "a time to celebrate rich and diverse cultures, traditions, and histories and to acknowledge the important contributions of Native people. The Native American Heritage Month is also an opportune time to educate the general public about tribes, to raise a general awareness about the unique challenges Native people have faced both historically and in the present, and the ways in which tribal citizens have worked to conquer these challenges." You can learn more about Native American Heritage Month and the NCAI here.
The staff members of First Nations Development Institute have compiled a list of what they consider to be essential reading for anyone interested in the Native American experience. You can learn more about #NativeReads here.