U.S. Citizenship Resources for Native American Heritage Month

updated 11/23/2022



US Department of the Interior: Happy National Native American Heritage Month!

Native American history IS American history, and it is only by recognizing that history that we can build a future that is equitable and inclusive. Happy National Native American Heritage Month!

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VOA News: Voice of America and VOA Learning English 
  • VOA News: Native America--NEW for 2022!  A page dedicated to Native American news, plus weekly round-up
  • 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. Lakota Daughters (2020)
  19. Lawmakers Propose New Ways to Help Native American Women
  20. Lost Birds: Displaced, Adopted Native Americans Look to Find Their Way Home
  21. Mapping the Missing: Cartographer Plots Disappeared Native Women
  22. Many Native Americans, Citing History, Angry Over Trump Immigration Policy
  23. Massachusetts Tribe Reclaims Language Not Spoken for Six Generations
  24. Mattaponi Tribe's Pow Wow a Time of Celebration & Giving Thanks
  25. Native American Journalists Debate Future of Media in Indian Country
  26. Native American Pow Wows Celebrate Patriotism, Unity
  27. Native American Rodeo: More Than Sport, It’s ‘A Way Out’
  28. Native American Tribe Battles to Keep Land
  29. Native American Tribe Helps Sacred Condors Recover After a Century’s Absence (2022)
  30. Native American Two-Spirits Look to Reclaim Lost Heritage
  31. Native Americans Call for Rethinking of Bering Strait Theory
  32. Native Americans No Closer to Learning Fates of Boarding School Ancestors
  33. Native Americans Played Pivotal Role in the First Thanksgiving 
  34. Native Americans Say Law That Protects Children at Risk
  35. Native Americans Seek to Raise Awareness of their History
  36. Native Americans Work to Break Down Barriers to Voting
  37. Navajo Nation Marks 150th Anniversary of Bosque Redondo Treaty
  38. NEH Funds Native American Cultural Projects
  39. New Mexico Democrat Poised to Become First Native American Congresswoman
  40. New Exhibit Examines Native American Imagery in US Culture
  41. Rare Horse Breed Revived for Choctaw Nation
  42. Record Number of Native American Women to Run in 2018 Midterm Polls
  43. Report: US News Media Part of the Problem in Misunderstanding Native Americans
  44. Rise in Hate Crimes Alarms Native American Communities
  45. Separating Myth and Fact About Pocahontas
  46. Squanto: From Slave to Diplomat
  47. The REDress Project Highlights Missing, Murdered Native American Women
  48. This is America: Visiting Sacred Grounds in National Park Monuments
  49. Traditional Samoan Tattoo Ritual
  50. Understanding Indigenous Peoples' Day (2022)
  51. US Supreme Court Deems Half of Oklahoma a Native American Reservation (2020)
  52. US Rules Descendants of Cherokees' Former Slaves Have Full Tribal Rights
  53. Utah Monument Fight Reflects National Debate
  54. Water, Stone and History in Navajo Land
  55. Whales Revered as Center of Alaska Inupiat Life
  56. Why Aren't More Native Americans Members of the US Congress?
  57. VOA News Videos About Native American Culture and News

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