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November is Native American Heritage Month — a time to celebrate Native culture, history, and traditions.
Educating ourselves about current issues facing the Native American community and raising awareness about them is important.
Here’s a list of Native American blogs and sites that help to spread and tell the stories of Native people.
Beyond Buckskin promotes Native fashion and Native fashion designers, while also giving readers ways to actively support Native American fashion. The blog resonated with readers, spurring the development of Beyond Buckskin Boutique – a retail store that supports Native designers located on the Turtle Mountain Indian Reservation.
Stories to read right now: Artist Profile | Tessa Sayers, Fest Fashion Sans Headdress: How to do Coachella/Native-Inspired Fashion Right
Indian Country Today delivers content written by, for, and about Native people throughout the Americas. The digital publication has a little bit of everything: news stories, classifieds, and opinion articles about a variety of subjects. It’s a must-read for staying current on Native American news.
PWNA is a non-profit that serves the Native American population by partnering with reservations. It works to help provide material aid, educational support, and community-based services. The blog covers a variety of topics – from news, to culture and history – offering insight into Native American communities and the challenges they face.
Stories to read right now: Celebrating Traditional Indigenous Foods, Recognizing Indigenous Peoples Day, Supporting Strong Native Women as Emerging Leaders
Native America Calling, a live call-in radio program, facilitates important conversations with the goal of helping to “improve the quality of life for Native Americans.” The program invites experts and listeners alike to share thoughts and join in on a national conversation about issues that are relevant to Native communities.
Project 562’s blog is home to photos and stories from Matika Wilbur as she documents more than 562 federally recognized tribes in the United States. The blog features beautiful photos and stories, inviting readers to see contemporary Native Americans in a new way.
Stories to read right now: The Seeds of Revival: Electa Redcorn, Dreaming About a Modern World That Doesn’t Erase Its Indigenous Intelligence
In her blog, Debbie Reese offers critical analysis on the representation of Indigenous peoples in children’s and young adult books, school curriculum, and pop culture.
Her posts are meant to be a resource to both Native and Non-Native parents, librarians, teachers, etc. Here, you can find book reviews, recommendations, as well as other educational resources.
Native Hope is a non-profit that works in Native communities across the U.S. It works to use the “power of storytelling to dismantle barriers, bring healing, and inspire hope for Native people.”
Its blog tells important stories about and for Native people.
Stories to read right now: Show Them Love Without Limits: Native American Fathers Share Stories, Native Beauty, According to a Native Woman
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Jennifer (Davids) Flynn is a customer content specialist at PR Newswire. By day, she reads releases and advises clients on content best practices. By night (and weekends) she spends most of her time reading fiction and hanging out with her puppy.