American Indian/Alaska Native Heritage

November Is American Indian/Alaska Native Heritage Month

CDC: 11/7/12

From the Aleutian Islands to the Florida Everglades, American Indians and Alaska Natives have contributed immensely to our country’s heritage. During National Native American Heritage Month, we commemorate their enduring achievements and reaffirm the vital role American Indians and Alaska Natives play in enriching the character of our Nation.

For more information, see the White House, Presidential Proclamation National Native American Heritage Month, 2011External Web Site Icon.

Both the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the 2010 Census define “American Indian/Alaska Native” as people having origins in any of the original peoples of North and South America (including Central America) and who maintain tribal affiliation or community attachment. Read more