Since it was first launched by presidential proclamation in 1990, Native American Heritage Month has been an occasion to celebrate the diverse cultures, histories and traditions of the Indigenous peoples of North America and to recognize their vital contributions to the U.S. and beyond.
Newsroom reached out to staff members across campus for their recommendations on what to read, listen to and watch to help mark the month. Their picks — from poems and novels to TV shows, films and podcasts — paint a wide-ranging picture of Native experience that not only touches on the long and brutal legacy of racist government policies and genocide but also testifies to the perseverance, vibrancy and ongoing creativity of Native communities and artists.
Such a list could never be complete, but we hope it will serve as an introduction and a jumping-off point for further discovery.
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