November is Native American Heritage Month in the United States. Many of us are only aware of a few of the dozens of Tribal nations living within our borders. Some of them have existed on this continent for over 10,000 years. We invite you to use this month to explore with your family the vast and multi-faceted world of Indian Country.

Social media has seen a wave of recent Native American content creators. James Vukelich, who presents the Ojibwe Word of the Day, weaves language with ancient wisdom and modern life. Check out these other indigenous film and television creators and Native American influencers and artists.

Right here in Wisconsin, you and your family may enjoy the past and present in the Native American community at one of these Tribal cultural museums or centers:

Your child may also be a source of information for you about Wisconsin indigenous culture. Wisconsin Act 31 provides instruction on Native American culture and history in our school system. Educators use the Wisconsin First Nations map to learn about those First Nations closest to their schools.

Whether online or in person, you and your children have many opportunities to learn about the rich native traditions and the not-so-easy-to-absorb history of our First Nations peoples.

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