Celebrating Native American Heritage Month

Celebrating Native American Heritage Month

| By: Britten, Casey

Native American Heritage Month is a time to celebrate and educate about the culture and heritage of Native individuals and their positive contributions to society.

Currently, there are more than 600 federally recognized and non-federally recognized tribal nations of what is currently known as the United States. Each nation has their own set of cultural traditions and beliefs. To explore native lands in our communities and beyond, check out the interactive Native Land world map.

Here at Fox Valley Technical College, we proudly support and celebrate the Native American community throughout the year.

During November, FVTC is offering the following learning opportunities:

Tribal Histories with PBS Wisconsin

Thursdays, November 2, 9, 16 & 30
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Appleton Campus, Room E120

PBS Wisconsin - Tribal Histories features tribal storytellers sharing the culture and oral traditions that have shaped their communities across generations. The series of half-hour programs presents the histories of all 11 federally recognized American Indian tribes and bands located in Wisconsin, plus one tribe that is seeking to regain its federal status. A mobile TV will be in Room E120 and we'll show 3 episodes each Thursday. 

Cooking Demo: Oneida White Corn Mush

Thursday, November 16
10:30 a.m.
Appleton Campus, Culinary Theatre (Room E108)

Enjoy a sample (while supplies last) and join a conversation on food sovereignty lead by Shelby Siebers, AASD Cultural Advisor-Native American Support Specialist. Here's a sneak peek >>

November is a time to educate ourselves and others on the rich cultural history that Native Nations have. 

Tribal Nations of Wisconsin:

  • Menominee Nation
  • Oneida Nation
  • Forest County Potawatomi
  • Stockbridge-Munsee Community Band of Mohican Indians
  • Ho-Chunk Nation
  • Brothertown Indian Nation
  • Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa
  • Bad River of Lake Superior Chippewa
  • St. Croix Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin
  • Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians
  • Mole Lake Band of Lake Superior Chippewa
  • Lac Du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians

Though November is the month dedicated to celebrating Native American Heritage Month, we must work to celebrate Native history and culture throughout the entire year. There is so much to learn and celebrate—Native American history is American history.

Explore some commonly asked questions about Native Americans (Smithsonian Institution) >