November is Native American Heritage Month. While it is important to celebrate different cultures throughout the year, this month is dedicated to celebrating the history, traditions, and contributions of Native American peoples. Native American contributions and cultures helped shape American culture as we know it today. Many common items and inventions, like kayaks, corn, rubber, baby bottles, anesthetics, and topical pain relievers.
Native American Organizations to Support
“Running Strong’s involvement now reaches dozens of Native communities in more than 30 states with focus areas including critical needs, organic gardens and food, culture and language preservation, emergency assistance, schools and youth support, and seasonal programs. Running Strong implements our own programs as well as supports independent groups who align with our mission, such as nonprofits, community centers, and grassroots projects.”
“The Native American Disability Law Center is a private nonprofit organization that advocates for the legal rights of Native Americans with disabilities. Through advocacy and education, we empower Native people with disabilities to lead independent lives in their own communities.”
“The National Indian Child Care Association is a representative American Indian and Alaska Native organization serving the 268 Tribal CCDF grantees that represent Tribal communities across the nation. Tribal child care and early childhood programs work hard to provide our children, families, and communities with high quality child care services all across Indian Country.”
“Women Empowering Women for Indian Nations (WEWIN) exists to provide Native women with the knowledge, support, and resources necessary to achieve success in their personal and professional lives. The WEWIN Annual Conference is an opportunity for Native women to engage in professional renewal, inspire others and network.”
“The mission of the Native American Rights Fund is to preserve tribal existence, protect tribal natural resources and promote Native American human rights.”