U.S. Citizenship Resources for Native American Heritage Month

updated 11/05/2023

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. Indigenous Drag Queens Combine Politics, Glitter (2023)
  19. Lakota Daughters (2020)
  20. Lawmakers Propose New Ways to Help Native American Women
  21. Lost Birds: Displaced, Adopted Native Americans Look to Find Their Way Home
  22. Mapping the Missing: Cartographer Plots Disappeared Native Women
  23. Many Native Americans, Citing History, Angry Over Trump Immigration Policy
  24. Massachusetts Tribe Reclaims Language Not Spoken for Six Generations
  25. Mattaponi Tribe's Pow Wow a Time of Celebration & Giving Thanks
  26. Native American Journalists Debate Future of Media in Indian Country
  27. Native American Pow Wows Celebrate Patriotism, Unity
  28. Native American Rodeo: More Than Sport, It’s ‘A Way Out’
  29. Native American Tribe Battles to Keep Land
  30. Native American Tribe Helps Sacred Condors Recover After a Century’s Absence (2022)
  31. Native American Two-Spirits Look to Reclaim Lost Heritage
  32. Native Americans Call for Rethinking of Bering Strait Theory
  33. Native Americans No Closer to Learning Fates of Boarding School Ancestors
  34. Native Americans Played Pivotal Role in the First Thanksgiving 
  35. Native Americans Say Law That Protects Children at Risk
  36. Native Americans Seek to Raise Awareness of their History
  37. Native Americans Work to Break Down Barriers to Voting
  38. Navajo Nation Marks 150th Anniversary of Bosque Redondo Treaty
  39. NEH Funds Native American Cultural Projects
  40. New Mexico Democrat Poised to Become First Native American Congresswoman
  41. New Exhibit Examines Native American Imagery in US Culture
  42. Rare Horse Breed Revived for Choctaw Nation
  43. Record Number of Native American Women to Run in 2018 Midterm Polls
  44. Report: US News Media Part of the Problem in Misunderstanding Native Americans
  45. Rise in Hate Crimes Alarms Native American Communities
  46. Separating Myth and Fact About Pocahontas
  47. Squanto: From Slave to Diplomat
  48. The REDress Project Highlights Missing, Murdered Native American Women
  49. This is America: Visiting Sacred Grounds in National Park Monuments
  50. Traditional Samoan Tattoo Ritual
  51. Understanding Indigenous Peoples' Day (2022)
  52. US Supreme Court Deems Half of Oklahoma a Native American Reservation (2020)
  53. US Rules Descendants of Cherokees' Former Slaves Have Full Tribal Rights
  54. Utah Monument Fight Reflects National Debate
  55. Water, Stone and History in Navajo Land
  56. Whales Revered as Center of Alaska Inupiat Life
  57. Why Aren't More Native Americans Members of the US Congress?
  58. VOA News Videos About Native American Culture and News

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