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Native American Heritage Month

Native American Heritage Month

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Native American
Heritage Month

History of National Native American Heritage Month

National Native American Heritage Month celebrates the culture, contributions and heritage of Native Americans. For many years, Native Americans and others proposed that a special day be set aside to honor Native Americans. The efforts to establish a day of recognition has resulted in a month being designated for the purpose. Since 1976, the President of the United States and Congressional resolutions have proclaimed a day, week or month of recognition.

We’re celebrating with special events at our libraries all month long—check out the right column for details.

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American Indian Resource Center

The American Indian Resource Center (AIRC) at Huntington Park Library was established in 1979 to address informational needs of American Indians in Los Angeles County and to make information about them available to the larger community.

The Resource Center is celebrating Native American Heritage Month with some special events, including Hoop Dance with Terry Goedel on 11/2, Film Screening: Lake of Betrayal on 11/4, and Basic American Indian Genealogy workshop on 11/14.

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Additional Information

Native American Heritage Month – Library of Congress website includes the history of the establishment of Native American Heritage Month.

Census Facts, Native American Heritage Month 2018 – the first American Indian Day was celebrated in May 1916 in New York. Red Fox James, a member of the Blackfeet Nation, rode horseback from state to state to get endorsements from 24 state governments to have a day to honor American Indians.

Native American History in the County of Los Angeles – General information and links to the history of the Indigenous peoples of Los Angeles.

Los Angeles City/County Native American Indian Commission – The mission of Los Angeles City/County Native American Commisson (NAIC) is two fold: 1. increase the acquisition and local application of federal funds and 2. represent the special interests and concerns of Native Americans in the Los Angeles City and County. Visitors to the NAIC website can connect to local tribal governments, regional Native American organizations, and various federal and state departments.

National Museum of the American Indian – Part of the Smithsonian Institution, the National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) cares for one the world’s largest collection of Native artifacts. NMAI operates 3 facilities and a large outreach department that includes websites, traveling exhibitions, and community programs.

History of Fernandeño Tataviam Band of Mission Indians

History of Gabrielino-Tongva Tribe

History of Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians

Short Overview of California Indian History
Written by Professor Edward D. Castillo, Cahuilla-Luiseno, for the California Native American Heritage Commission.

LA Times’ Interactive Map of Past Tongva Villages in the LA Area

UCLA Mapping Indigenous LA

Native Knowledge 360°
For teachers and students, Native Knowledge 360° incorporate Native perspectives on Native American history and cultures.

American Indian Resource Center Selected Native American Websites – Visit the AIRC page for additional links of interest.

National Native American Heritage Month Events

november

mon18nov4:00 pm5:00 pmCorn Husk Dolls4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Lynwood LibraryAudience:AdultsCategories:Art Activity,Native American Heritage Month

mon18nov4:00 pm6:00 pmBasketry Workshop/Taller de cestería4:00 pm - 6:00 pm El Camino Real LibraryAudience:AdultsCategories:Art Activity,Native American Heritage Month,Workshop

mon18nov6:00 pm7:30 pmNative American Documentary: Tribal Justice6:00 pm - 7:30 pm Topanga LibraryAudience:AdultsCategories:Film,Native American Heritage Month

tue19nov3:30 pm4:30 pmArt of the Day - Decorate Your Own Drum3:30 pm - 4:30 pm View Park Bebe Moore Campbell LibraryAudience:ChildrenCategories:Art Activity,Native American Heritage Month

tue19nov4:00 pm5:00 pmCorn Husk Dolls for Native American Heritage Month4:00 pm - 5:00 pm East Rancho Dominguez LibraryAudience:AdultsCategories:Art Activity,Native American Heritage Month

tue19nov6:30 pm7:45 pmHooked on Books Book Club: There There6:30 pm - 7:45 pm Quartz Hill LibraryAudience:AdultsCategories:Book Club,Native American Heritage Month

wed20nov11:00 am12:00 pmCorn Husk Dolls11:00 am - 12:00 pm Paramount LibraryAudience:AdultsCategories:Art Activity,Native American Heritage Month

wed20nov4:00 pm5:00 pmBook Club: There There4:00 pm - 5:00 pm San Gabriel LibraryAudience:AdultsCategories:Book Club,Native American Heritage Month

wed20nov5:30 pm6:30 pmNative American Heritage Month Activity: Corn Husk Dolls5:30 pm - 6:30 pm Cudahy LibraryAudience:AdultsCategories:Art Activity,Native American Heritage Month

wed20nov6:00 pm7:00 pmNative American Heritage Month: Corn Husk Dolls6:00 pm - 7:00 pm South El Monte LibraryAudience:AdultsCategories:Art Activity,Native American Heritage Month

wed20nov6:00 pm7:00 pmNative American Heritage Month: Make A Corn Husk Doll6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Topanga LibraryAudience:AdultsCategories:Art Activity,Native American Heritage Month

wed20nov6:00 pm7:00 pmCorn Husk Dolls6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Culver City Julian Dixon LibraryAudience:AdultsCategories:Art Activity,Native American Heritage Month

wed20nov6:30 pm7:30 pm20/30-Somethings Book Club: Heart Berries by Terese Marie Mailhot6:30 pm - 7:30 pm Agoura Hills LibraryAudience:AdultsCategories:Book Club,Native American Heritage Month

wed20nov7:00 pm8:30 pmFeaturedMalibu Library Speaker Series: Winona LaDuke7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Malibu LibraryAudience:AdultsCategories:Author Talks,Malibu Speaker Series,Native American Heritage Month

thu21nov3:30 pm4:30 pmMake an Ojibwe Dreamcatcher for Native American Heritage Month3:30 pm - 4:30 pm Malibu LibraryAudience:ChildrenCategories:Art Activity,Native American Heritage Month

thu21nov4:00 pm5:00 pmNative American Tribal Dance & Stories4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Diamond Bar LibraryAudience:ChildrenCategories:Music & Dance,Native American Heritage Month

thu21nov4:30 pm5:30 pmCorn Husk Dolls4:30 pm - 5:30 pm Stevenson Ranch LibraryAudience:AdultsCategories:Art Activity,Native American Heritage Month

thu21nov6:00 pm7:00 pmNative American Heritage Month: Corn Husk Dolls6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Sunkist LibraryAudience:AdultsCategories:Art Activity,Native American Heritage Month

fri22nov1:00 pm2:00 pmCorn Husk Dolls1:00 pm - 2:00 pm La Mirada LibraryAudience:AdultsCategories:Art Activity,History,Home & Garden,Native American Heritage Month

sat23nov9:00 am5:00 pmTeen Book Club9:00 am - 5:00 pm San Fernando LibraryAudience:TeensCategories:Book Club,Native American Heritage Month

sat23nov2:00 pm2:45 pmFeaturedHoop Dance with Terry Goedel2:00 pm - 2:45 pm Diamond Bar LibraryAudience:Adults,FamilyCategories:Music & Dance,Native American Heritage Month

sat23nov2:00 pm3:00 pmCorn Husk Dolls for Native American Heritage Month2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Duarte LibraryAudience:AdultsCategories:Art Activity,Native American Heritage Month

sat23nov2:00 pm3:00 pmNative American Heritage Month: Corn Husk Dolls2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Artesia LibraryAudience:AdultsCategories:Art Activity,Native American Heritage Month

sat23nov2:00 pm3:00 pmStories and Songs from Native America2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Montebello LibraryAudience:AdultsCategories:Native American Heritage Month

mon25nov5:00 pm6:00 pmCorn Husk Dolls for Native American Heritage Month5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Los Nietos LibraryAudience:AdultsCategories:Art Activity,Native American Heritage Month

mon25nov5:00 pm6:00 pmNative American Heritage Month: Corn Husk Dolls5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Chet Holifield LibraryAudience:Adults,FamilyCategories:Art Activity,Native American Heritage Month

mon25nov5:00 pm6:00 pmCorn Husk Dolls - Celebrating Native American Heritage Month5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Graham LibraryAudience:AdultsCategories:Art Activity,Native American Heritage Month

mon25nov6:00 pm7:00 pmNative American Documentary: Sun Kissed6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Topanga LibraryAudience:AdultsCategories:Film,Native American Heritage Month

mon25nov6:00 pm7:00 pmBook Club: There, There6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Pico Rivera LibraryAudience:AdultsCategories:Book Club,Native American Heritage Month

tue26nov5:00 pm6:00 pmBook Club for Adults5:00 pm - 6:00 pm View Park Bebe Moore Campbell LibraryAudience:AdultsCategories:Book Club,Native American Heritage Month

tue26nov5:00 pm6:00 pmNative American Heritage Month with Ben Hale5:00 pm - 6:00 pm East Los Angeles LibraryAudience:FamilyCategories:Music & Dance,Native American Heritage Month

tue26nov6:00 pm7:00 pmSongs and Stories From Native America6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Acton Agua Dulce LibraryAudience:AdultsCategories:Native American Heritage Month

wed27nov6:00 pm7:00 pmCorn Husk Dolls6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Temple City LibraryAudience:AdultsCategories:Art Activity,Native American Heritage Month

sat30nov12:00 pm1:00 pmBook Club for Adults12:00 pm - 1:00 pm View Park Bebe Moore Campbell LibraryAudience:AdultsCategories:Book Club,Native American Heritage Month

sat30nov1:15 pm2:15 pmArt for Adults: Corn Husk Dolls1:15 pm - 2:15 pm View Park Bebe Moore Campbell LibraryAudience:AdultsCategories:Art Activity,Native American Heritage Month

sat30nov2:00 pm3:00 pmHoop Dancing2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Temple City LibraryAudience:AdultsCategories:Music & Dance,Native American Heritage Month

december

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