In my brood, we have some Chowtaws and Cherokee’s mixed somewhere down the line. And in most of my distant southern relatives, you can see it more than others.
On August 3, 1990, President of the United States George H. W. Bush declared the month of November as National American Indian Heritage Month, thereafter commonly referred to as Native American Heritage Month.
Our Native Americans are more than teepees, bow and arrows and totem poles. Modern day Native Americans own casinos, are teachers, artists, actors and activists.\
On October 3, 2022, just recently, The Academy of Art and Science had announced that Sacheen Littlefeather, the Native American actress and activist who made history when she declined the Best Actor Oscar on behalf of Marlon Brando, has died at the age of 75.
Imagining being so humbled and turning down an Oscar on behalf of a legend. If it was me, i would’ve swallowed my pride and grabbed the trophy in glee.
Native Cinema Showcase Nov 18-25
The Native Cinema Showcase is a weeklong celebration of the best in Indigenous film. This year’s online program includes a total of 35 films representing 30 Native nations in eight different countries. Genres include documentaries, music videos, kid-friendly shorts, films in Indigenous languages and more.
(National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution)
Native Voices with Storyteller Dovie Thomason
Storyteller Dovie Thomason shares traditional stories about animals and hero/tricksters that provide a clearer understanding of the values and cultures of the diverse First Nations of North America. Thomason draws on her own Lakota/Kiowa Apache tradition and experience working with culture-bearers of other Native nations.
(Library of Congress)
Native American Heritage Program with Tony Duncan
|WhenFriday, November 25, 2022, 11 AM – 4:30 PMSponsorAmerican Indian MuseumVenueAmerican Indian Museum DCEvent LocationPotomac Atrium, Level 1CostFreeCategoriesCelebrations, Kids & Families, PerformancesDetailsVisit the DC museum to learn about the meaning and history of hoop dancing in Native culture and enjoy demonstrations by five-time world champion hoop dancer Tony Duncan (San Carlos Apache/Mandan-Hidatsa-Arikara).Performance schedule: 11 AM | 1:30 PM | 2:30 PM | 3:30 PM