Friday, November 16, 2018

Citizenship Resources for Native American Heritage Month



VOANews: Native Americans Seek to Raise Awareness of their History

In 1990 then-President George H.W. Bush approved a resolution declaring November "National American Indian Heritage Month," and it's been observed ever since. VOA's Alex Yanevskyy visited the Museum of Natural History in Utah on a day when Native American heritage was being celebrated.

American English at State: Celebrate!

ELCivics.com 

LearningChocolate.com 

SI.edu


US Citizenship Podcast
  • Deborah Parker (Tulalip) and the Violence Against Women Act (2013) video
  • Native American Tribes Puzzle pdf
  • A Citizenship Quiz in Honor of Native American Heritage Month (November)
    • A Third Citizenship Quiz in Honor of Native American Heritage Month (2018)--check back soon!
    • A Second Citizenship Quiz in Honor of Native American Heritage Month (2017)
      • video with CC: https://youtu.be/R9O-6-VNNS8
      • podcast: http://traffic.libsyn.com/uscitizenpod/native-american-quiz-2.mp3
      • PDF: http://traffic.libsyn.com/uscitizenpod/native-american-quiz-2.pdf
    • 10 USCIS Civics questions focusing on Recent Native American History and Legislation (2016)

VOANews: Voice of America and VOA Learning English 

  • These are recent stories and videos; search for more stories and videos.  
  • After each story or video, try to ask and answer an appropriate USCIS Civics question.

  1. #DearNonNatives: What Native Americans Want Non-Natives To Know
  2. #NotInvisible: Why Are Native American Women Vanishing?
  3. Advocates Seek Justice for Abused Native American Women
  4. All About America Blog: Stunning Photos Capture Native Americans in Early 1900s
  5. American Indian Charter School Wins Approval in Oklahoma
  6. Are Federal Courts Harsher on Native American Offenders?
  7. Art Thrives Among Hunters, Fishers in Northernmost Alaska
  8. Becoming a Social Worker
  9. Drums of Community Beats for Native-American Grads
  10. Educators Try New Methods to Save American Indian Languages
  11. English Words Borrowed From the Americas
  12. For Native American Clergy Sex Abuse Survivors, Justice is Elusive
  13. Goodbye Pocahontas: Photos Reveal Today’s True Native Americans
  14. Google Honors First Native American Woman Engineer
  15. Lawmakers Propose New Ways to Help Native American Women
  16. Lost Birds: Displaced, Adopted Native Americans Look to Find Their Way Home
  17. Mapping the Missing: Cartographer Plots Disappeared Native Women
  18. Many Native Americans, Citing History, Angry Over Trump Immigration Policy
  19. Massachusetts Tribe Reclaims Language Not Spoken for Six Generations
  20. Mattaponi Tribe's Pow Wow a Time of Celebration & Giving Thanks
  21. Native American Journalists Debate Future of Media in Indian Country
  22. Native American Pow Wows Celebrate Patriotism, Unity
  23. Native American Rodeo: More Than Sport, It’s ‘A Way Out’
  24. Native American Tribe Battles to Keep Land
  25. Native American Two-Spirits Look to Reclaim Lost Heritage
  26. Native Americans Call for Rethinking of Bering Strait Theory
  27. Native Americans No Closer to Learning Fates of Boarding School Ancestors
  28. Native Americans Say Law That Protects Children at Risk
  29. Native Americans Seek to Raise Awareness of their History
  30. Native Americans Work to Break Down Barriers to Voting
  31. Navajo Nation Marks 150th Anniversary of Bosque Redondo Treaty
  32. NEH Funds Native American Cultural Projects
  33. New Mexico Democrat Poised to Become First Native American Congresswoman
  34. New Exhibit Examines Native American Imagery in US Culture
  35. Rare Horse Breed Revived for Choctaw Nation
  36. Record Number of Native American Women to Run in 2018 Midterm Polls
  37. Report: US News Media Part of the Problem in Misunderstanding Native Americans
  38. Rise in Hate Crimes Alarms Native American Communities
  39. Separating Myth and Fact About Pocahontas
  40. Squanto: From Slave to Diplomat
  41. This is America: Visiting Sacred Grounds in National Park Monuments
  42. US Rules Descendants of Cherokees' Former Slaves Have Full Tribal Rights
  43. Utah Monument Fight Reflects National Debate
  44. Water, Stone and History in Navajo Land
  45. Whales Revered as Center of Alaska Inupiat Life
  46. Why Aren't More Native Americans Members of the US Congress?
  47. VOA News Videos About Native American Culture and News

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