Sunday, November 1, 2020

Citizenship Resources for Native American Heritage Month

updated 11/27/2020



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 

ESL Library

LearningChocolate.com 

Planet Project
  • The Navajo Nation | The Story of America's Largest Tribe video
  • Searching for the Navajo language in Monument Valley video

NY Times:
  • The Thanksgiving Myth Gets a Deeper Look This Year article

Now This: 
SI.edu

US Census
  • Facts for Features: American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month: November 2020 pdf / post
US Citizenship Podcast

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. Bear Dance | VOA Connect
  9. Becoming a Social Worker
  10. Blackfeet Boxing Documentary Casts Light on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women 2020
  11. Changing Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples' Day Gains National Approval
  12. Drums of Community Beats for Native-American Grads
  13. Educators Try New Methods to Save American Indian Languages
  14. English Words Borrowed From the Americas
  15. For Native American Clergy Sex Abuse Survivors, Justice is Elusive
  16. Goodbye Pocahontas: Photos Reveal Today’s True Native Americans
  17. Google Honors First Native American Woman Engineer
  18. Lawmakers Propose New Ways to Help Native American Women
  19. Lost Birds: Displaced, Adopted Native Americans Look to Find Their Way Home
  20. Mapping the Missing: Cartographer Plots Disappeared Native Women
  21. Many Native Americans, Citing History, Angry Over Trump Immigration Policy
  22. Massachusetts Tribe Reclaims Language Not Spoken for Six Generations
  23. Mattaponi Tribe's Pow Wow a Time of Celebration & Giving Thanks
  24. Native American Journalists Debate Future of Media in Indian Country
  25. Native American Pow Wows Celebrate Patriotism, Unity
  26. Native American Rodeo: More Than Sport, It’s ‘A Way Out’
  27. Native American Tribe Battles to Keep Land
  28. Native American Two-Spirits Look to Reclaim Lost Heritage
  29. Native Americans Call for Rethinking of Bering Strait Theory
  30. Native Americans No Closer to Learning Fates of Boarding School Ancestors
  31. Native Americans Played Pivotal Role in the First Thanksgiving 
  32. Native Americans Say Law That Protects Children at Risk
  33. Native Americans Seek to Raise Awareness of their History
  34. Native Americans Work to Break Down Barriers to Voting
  35. Navajo Nation Marks 150th Anniversary of Bosque Redondo Treaty
  36. NEH Funds Native American Cultural Projects
  37. New Mexico Democrat Poised to Become First Native American Congresswoman
  38. New Exhibit Examines Native American Imagery in US Culture
  39. Rare Horse Breed Revived for Choctaw Nation
  40. Record Number of Native American Women to Run in 2018 Midterm Polls
  41. Report: US News Media Part of the Problem in Misunderstanding Native Americans
  42. Rise in Hate Crimes Alarms Native American Communities
  43. Separating Myth and Fact About Pocahontas
  44. Squanto: From Slave to Diplomat
  45. The REDress Project Highlights Missing, Murdered Native American Women
  46. This is America: Visiting Sacred Grounds in National Park Monuments
  47. Traditional Samoan Tattoo Ritual
  48. US Supreme Court Deems Half of Oklahoma a Native American Reservation (2020)
  49. US Rules Descendants of Cherokees' Former Slaves Have Full Tribal Rights
  50. Utah Monument Fight Reflects National Debate
  51. Water, Stone and History in Navajo Land
  52. Whales Revered as Center of Alaska Inupiat Life
  53. Why Aren't More Native Americans Members of the US Congress?
  54. VOA News Videos About Native American Culture and News

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