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November is Native American Heritage Month. It is a time to reflect and celebrate the culture and traditions of American Indian and Alaskan Native people. Celebrating the contributions of American Indian and Alaskan Native folks during the month of November began in 1990 when George H. W. Bush declared this month National American Indian Heritage Month. CCSD encourages the UD community to continue to develop their knowledge and understanding of Indigenous culture through conversations, articles, books, and movies. Please find a list of resources below.

University of Delaware is located on land that was and continues to be home to the Nanticoke and Lenni-Lenape people. We express gratitude and honor the people who have inhabited, cultivated, and nourished this land for thousands of years. For additional information regarding local tribes, please visit our Indigenous People’s Day blog post: Indigenous Peoples Day | Center for Counseling & Student Development | UD Division of Student Life.

Finally, while Native American Heritage Month is a time to celebrate, we would be remiss not to acknowledge the historic and systematic oppression that Native folks have endured since our nation’s founding. In celebrating their rich and diverse cultures, we also acknowledge what has been lost.