On November 27, 2021, NYC Parks is hosting a free in-person event in which urban park rangers will discuss how the Lenape indigenous people used the plants, wildlife, and waterways of the Bronx’s Riverdale Park area. The rangers will also discuss the continued impact of the Lenape in the Bronx and wider New York area.
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 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.
Taking place November 12-18, this year's Native Cinema Showcase "focuses on Native people boldly asserting themselves through language, healing, building community, and a continued relationship with the land." The showcase includes feature-length films, shorts, and filmmaker panels.
The National Public Radio has compiled resources within the public media sphere for Native American Heritage Month 2021. These resources include podcasts and NPR Member stations discussing issues affecting indigenous people, as well as blog posts highlighting relevant news. This page will continue to be updated with new resources throughout Native American Heritage Month.
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.
The National Museum of the American Indian has locations in both Washington, D.C. and New York City. The New York location is in Lower Manhattan and is open and available to visit year-round. Exhibitions currently being displayed at this museum include Native New York and Stretching the Canvas: Eight Decades of Native Painting.
The Minneapolis Institute of Art’s Native American Heritage Month page contains a wide variety of resources, including a virtual tour of their Americas galleries, virtual access to past and present exhibitions centering indigenous art, blog posts, educational resources, and community programs. They also offer “virtual care packages” that were curated in conjunction with local indigenous artists to encourage resilience, replenishment, and joy.
The Field Museum is a natural history museum in Chicago that has also compiled resources for Native American Heritage Month. Many of these resources can be accessed virtually, including blog posts, information on current exhibitions related to indigenous history, and recordings of relevant talks/seminars, including one entitled “Indigenous Language Representations.”