In November, we would like to spotlight American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month.

“America is a vast land of many cultures dating back thousands of years to the original inhabitants of the land. History, heritage, or culture of Native Americans, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians are part of every national park and communities across the country today.  This month is a time to celebrate rich and diverse cultures, traditions, and histories and to acknowledge the important contributions of Native people.”  Alaska Dept. of Education & Early Development  

Sing a song from Anchorage, Alaska: “The Float Coat Song” 

Classroom Resources, including virtual museum exhibits, visit the Smithsonian’s Native Knowledge 360 site or

Families, Classrooms, and Communities: Common Sense Media has compiled a comprehensive list of free resources on Native American Heritage Month. 

For a list of heritage days and observances, see the National PTA’s Multicultural Calendar.  Family and Community Engagement (F.A.C.E.) – Co-Chairs Himela and Jessica