Titled "The Power of Native Voice," The National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) will host a series of virtual programs with Native youth activists, authors, and filmmakers. NMAI's "Online Resources" page also links to current digital exhibits on Native art, food, photography, gender relations, and more.
RNIFF is a month-long festival highlighting American Indian and Indigenous film from around the world. This year's virtual festival, taking place November 1-30, features over 100 documentary and feature-length films, conversation series, interviews, an awards ceremony, and more.
A collaborative project of the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities, the official Native American Heritage Month website includes digital art exhibits, video materials, image collections, and oral histories centering the contributions of indigenous Americans.
The National Archives allows users to explore historical records of American Indian treaties, tribes, and geographic regions from as early as 1774 through the 1990s. Their "Native Communities" program provides step-by-step instructions for locating important Native American records.
Curious to know how Native American Heritage Month became a nationally recognized event? The Library of Congress' Law Library offers a detailed history of legislative, executive, and on-the-ground efforts to formally honor the original inhabitants of what we today call the United States.
Taking place November 17-28, this year's Native Cinema Showcase features new films, fan favorite classics, and conversations with filmmakers. The showcase provides a unique forum for engagement with Native filmmakers and stories from Indigenous communities throughout the Western Hemisphere and Arctic.
The staff members of First Nations Development Institute have compiled a list of what they consider to be essential reading for anyone interested in Native American experiences and history. Certain entries on the list are boldfaced, indicating that First Nations staff consider them to be “a good place to start.” If you find a title that we don't own, remember you can always "Suggest a Purchase" and/or check out the collections of local public libraries.