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National Native American Heritage Day

November 27, 2020

Every year, the Friday following Thanksgiving is dedicated to honoring Native Americans and celebrating their rich cultural heritage and significant impact on our nation’s past, present and future. We honor and recognize Native American’s innumerable contributions in the fields of medicine, music, art, agriculture and so much more. 

This Thanksgiving weekend, we encourage you to listen to Native American voices and their heritage that has cultivated and enriched our nation and the world. Below are some examples on how you can observe Native American Heritage Day:

  • Read a story about or by a Native American
  • Watch a documentary about Native American heritage and history
  • Participate in a virtual event honoring Native American culture

For more ways you can observe Native American Heritage Day, visit the U.S. Department of the Interior – Indian Affairs. For more resources, visit the Utah Division of Indian Affairs.  

Native American Heritage Day

November 29, 2019

Today we celebrate Native American Heritage Day and urge our friends to take the time to recognize the rich cultural heritage and the significant impact of Native American culture on our past, present, and future. We honor their achievements and the numerous contributions Native Americans have made and continue to make to the United States and the world in the fields of agriculture, medicine, music, language, and art. You can learn more here: https://utah.com/culture/native-american-tribes

The Utah Attorney General’s Office encourages Utahns to join them in celebrating this great day by educating yourself and others on the great Native American tribes in Utah and the unique history and challenges they have faced both historically and in the present. 

On this Thanksgiving weekend, let’s celebrate and honor the many ways Native Americans enrich our nation and the great State of Utah.

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