Native American Heritage month (NAHM) has come a long way from its standing roots in 1986 when President Reagan proclaimed the week of November 23-30 as the official “American Indian Week.” In this article, we will note several ways to celebrate and commemorate Native American Heritage month virtually and physically.
November is Native American Heritage Month, which started as a week-long celebration in 1986 and evolved into a month-long celebration. Indigenous peoples have a long history, rich culture and stories to tell that often go unheard. We’ve put together a book list that shares some of those stories, traditions and experiences of North America’s native populations.
Without using the internet, write down the name of three Native Americans talked about in your history classes and how they helped shape history. Was that easy? Now, name at least two influential Native American women who helped shape history. A little bit harder? Probably. Read along to learn more about the importance of a few unsung women.
I’m a nonprofit leader who took over as CEO during the middle of the pandemic. As a young breast cancer survivor, I received my vaccine as early as possible and I happily shared my photo on social media. But, as a CEO of a non-profit organization with a majority of Black and Brown staff members and participants, I deeply understand the concerns that folks have about vaccination. America has an ugly history of involuntary medical experimentation on Black and Brown people: the same communities that are being disproportionately impacted by COVID.
November 1 marks the start of Native American Heritage Month (NAHM), a time where we continue to celebrate the culture, traditions and contributions of Native and Indigenous people. Keep reading to learn more about when the heritage month started, how it’s celebrated today and how you can take action.
Whether you’re thinking of running for office next week or next year, IGNITE is here to help! Check out these top tips on how you can own your power and run a successful campaign.
Saha Salahi proudly serves as IGNITE's Legislative Advocacy Coordinator.
When you’re with your friends and family, you might talk about upcoming plans, a favorite TV show, or something funny you saw online. Do you find yourself avoiding topics that are stressful, like politics? It’s hard to do these days when everything feels political, but talking politics is one way to flex your power and educate friends and family members on the issues you care about.
You have the power to decide elections at the local and federal levels. Make your voice heard! With elections happening year-round, here are some important things you may not know about voting.
No matter your age, you can make a difference in your community! It starts with using your voice and owning your power. Keep reading to learn how to get involved in your local government even if you’re still in high school.