America is a vast land of many cultures dating back thousands of years to the original inhabitants of the land. The history and heritage of Native Americans, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and Island communities are part of all national parks today. Throughout the year, and especially during November during Native American Heritage Month, the National Park Service and our partners celebrate together the rich traditions, languages, and contributions of Indigenous people.
Join the conversation on social media by using #IndigenousHeritageMonth, #NativeAmericanHeritageMonth, and #FindYourPark or #EncuentraTuParque.
Sharing History & Heritage
Discover stories and cultural heritage shared in national parks and communities across the country.
History and heritage of America's Indigenous peoples are in every county across the country. Explore some featured places.
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As we celebrate Native American Heritage, take a moment, wherever you are, to listen to the wind and the stories it carries. The history played out on public lands, like Grand Canyon National Park, has been dramatic and difficult, but learning from our shared past, present, and future will bring this nation together.
Featured EventsLearn more about national events hosted by the National Park Service and that our staff are participating in. Also check a calendar of events to find programs hosted by parks across the country.
Power of Parks for Health Roundtable
Listen to a virtual roundtable discussing increasing visibility, representation, and relevancy of Indigenous communities in the outdoors.
Walk Farther in Time
Fossilized footprints found at White Sands National Monument reveal human habitation of the continent earlier than previously thought.
Voices of Science
A podcast series takes listeners on an acoustic voyage connecting the natural and cultural worlds of Hawaii's national parks.
Digital Indian Arts Podcasts
Join Fort Union Trading Post NHS celebrating the the past, present, and future of Indian Arts Showcase.
Calendar of Events
Set the calendar to November to find in-person and virtual events about Indiengous peoples' history and heritage hosted by parks during Native American Heritage Month. Also check the calendar for programs throughout the entire year. Find tips to recreate responsibly when visiting a park in person..
Last updated: November 19, 2021