Crandall ISD celebrates Native American Heritage Month during the month of November
November 1st marks the first day of Native American Heritage month. This is a month of celebration of the many traditions of the Native American culture. This is also a time to bring awareness to the different struggles Native Americans have experienced in the past and present. President George H. W. Bush saw the importance of this awareness and decided to make November Native American Heritage month on August 3rd, 1990.
During this month there are plenty of opportunities to get involved and educated on different topics regarding Native American Heritage month. The country is encouraged to reflect on the trust created with the Tribal Nations and encourage them to express their culture. The United States is actively getting different Native American tribes more involved within the government so every group can feel represented.
There are many ways to celebrate Native American Heritage month, one of which is with the National Parks Service. On their website, they have shared the experiences and stories of their Indigenous National Park Service staff, featured places and even a surplus of information to help aid those interested in becoming more well-versed in the history and culture of America's Indigenous peoples.
This is a month to bring acknowledgment and honor to all Indigenous customs and contributions around us, and CISD will be doing just that!
- CJ Zelkovich
- student worker