Native American Heritage Month

A geometric graphic design announcing Native American History Month

Native American Heritage Month, also referred to as American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month, has its roots in the early 20th century. In 1915, the annual congress of the American Indian Association directed its president to ask the U.S. to observe American Indian Day. The U.S. government didn't act until 1983, when President Ronald Reagan proclaimed May 13 American Indian Day, and in 1990 President George H.W. Bush signed a joint congressional resolution designating November as National American Indian Heritage Month.

Read Moving Beyond Land Acknowledgments at the University of Oregon: Native American History Month 2023, by Vice President Yvette Alex-Assensoh.

Past Events and Activities

Native American Heritage Month 2021

Native American Heritage Month 2021 Events and Activities

Native American Heritage Month 2021: Moving from Performance to Policy and Practice by Vice President for Equity and Inclusion, Yvette Alex-Assensoh. 

Hear from UO members, Klamath Tribal members and from alumn and the Native American Strategies Group, as well as, the Auntie Way Writing Retreat and more on the UO Native American History month story here

Native American Heritage month 2020 mountains and water and camus

Native American Heritage Month 2020 Events and Activities

UO Native American Heritage Month 2020 story here

Watch videos from Native American Heritage Month here