Native American and Alaska Native Heritage Month has evolved from its beginnings as a week-long celebration in 1986, when President Reagan proclaimed the week of November 23-30, 1986 as "American Indian Week." Every President since 1995 has issued annual proclamations designating the month of November as the time to celebrate the cultures, accomplishments, and contributions of Native Americans and Alaska Natives.

Through dance, family traditions, art, and music, these stories show both the contemporary diversity and long history of Indigenous people across the land we now call the United States. Celebrate the history, culture, and traditions of American Indians and Alaska Natives in a special collection of films and programs. 

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Vision Maker Media

Vision Maker Media shares Native stories with the world that represent the cultures, experiences, and values of American Indians and Alaska Natives in partnership with public television and public radio. Learn more about Vision Maker Media's films on their website.  And check your local listings for new programs airing this Fall. 

#NativeInspired Recipes from PBS Food

Blue Corn, Bear Root, and Resilience

Blue Corn, Bear Root, and Resilience

Experience Karlos Baca's family recipe that tells a tale of the foodscapes in his homeland

Tradition of Squash Pie

Tradition of Squash Pie

Using wild and locally sourced ingredients, Tashia recreates the balance of flavors

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