November is Native American Heritage Month

November is 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:

Library display celebrating Native American authors and their experiences,
Appleton campus

Native American Heritage Month: Make Your Own Corn Husk Doll
Thursday, November 17
11 a.m. and Noon
Appleton campus, Room E130B
Native Student Cultural Support Specialist from the Appleton Area School District will be leading the activity with a brief history and meaning of the corn husk doll and then giving those in attendance an opportunity to make their own. 

November is a time to educate ourselves and others on the rich cultural history that Native Nations have. Did you know that Wisconsin is home to 12 tribal nations?

Tribal Nations of Wisconsin:

  1. Menominee Nation
  2. Oneida Nation
  3. Forest County Potawatomi
  4. Stockbridge-Munsee Community Band of Mohican Indians
  5. Ho-Chunk Nation
  6. Brothertown Indian Nation
  7. Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa
  8. Bad River of Lake Superior Chippewa
  9. St. Croix Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin
  10. Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians
  11. Mole Lake Band of Lake Superior Chippewa
  12. 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) >