November is National American Indian Heritage Month The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in paying tribute to the rich ancestry and traditions of Native Americans.
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2022 Event Highlights

Online Discussion

November 1

Reclaiming the Stage
Join in a conversation with young Indigenous actors and playwrights who are reimagining Native representation on the stage. DeLanna Studi (Cherokee) will moderate the discussion between panelists Tara Moses (Seminole Nation of Oklahoma), Emily Preis (Citizen of the Osage Nation) and Isabella Madrigal (Cahuilla and Turtle Mountain Chippewa).
Registration required.

(National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution)

Online Event

November 1

The Last Campaign: Sherman, Geronimo and the War for America
Historian H. W. Brands follows the lives of General William Tecumseh Sherman and Apache leader Geronimo to tell the story of the Indian Wars and the final fight for control of the American continent.

(National Archives YouTube Channel)


November 11

Native Veterans Procession and Dedication
Join the Smithsonian in honoring the exceptional military service of Native Americans in a formal dedication of the National Native American Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC. The dedication and processional will honor American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian veterans and their families. The procession and ceremony will also be livestreamed.

(National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution)

Films, Online Events

November 18-25

Native Cinema Showcase
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)


November 25

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)

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National Gallery of Art Library of Congress Smithsonian Institution National Archives United States Holocaust Memorial Museum National Park Service National Endowment for the Humanities