National Native American Heritage Month

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November is recognized as National Native American Heritage Month in both the United States and Canada. It is a time to celebrate the traditions, cultures, and experiences of Native Americans and indigenous communities. Join us in honoring Native American heritage by learning about the history and culture of local tribes, visiting local Native American history preservation sights, exploring the resources below, and much more. 

While this resource is the result of a collaborative effort, it is not comprehensive. We encourage students, faculty, and staff to explore other online and local resources and to feel free to share those that may add to the richness of our efforts by emailing us at [email protected].

Events | Learn | Engage | Resources


Local Events

Native America: In Translation
The University of South Florida
Dates Vary │Times Vary│Free | 3821 USF Holly Drive, Tampa, FL

Native America: In Translation features diverse work by nine photographers and lens-based artist.

Virtual Events

Virtual Events
The National Endowment for the Humanities
Dates Vary │Times Vary│Online Livestream 

A list of national events celebrating National Native American Heritgae Month

Honoring Native Veterans
The Smithsonian
November 11│10 am-5:30 pm│Free│Online Livestream | Please RSVP Here

Livestream The Smithsonian's Veterans Day celebration honoring the service of Native American Veterans



Native American Tribes in Florida

Learn about several indigenous tribes and communities in Florida

The Uzita Tribe
Florida State Parks

The Uzita Tribe lived in south Hillsborough County, near the Little Manatee River

The Tocobaga Tribe
Pinellas County
The Tocobaga lived in chiefdoms from Pinellas County to Sarasota County from the 900s-1500s

The Seminole Tribe
The Seminole Tribe of Florida
Learn the history and culture of the Seminole Tribe

The Miccosukee Tribe

Betty Osceola describes how the Florida Everglades are integral to the Miccosukee Tribe (The Miccosukee Tribe, 2020) (Duration: 1:54)


Native American Culture - Language: the Key to Everything


Ron (Muqsahkwat) Corn, Jr. addresses the need to revitalize the Menominee Native American language (TedX, 2018) (Duration 11:56)

Native American Pioneers and Advocates

Stetson Law Advocate Spotlight: Professor Grant Christensen
Stetson University College of Law
Professor Christensen is a nationally recognized expert on Federal Indian Law. He has served as a tribal appellate judge for the Standing Rock Sioux, Fort Peck, and Assiniboine Sioux Tribes. Professor Christensen is the co-chair of the ABA Business Law Section’s Tribal Litigation Subcommittee and is a peer reviewer for the American Indian Law Review. 

John E. Echohawk wins the 2023 Thurgood Marshall Award
Stetson University College of Law
Celebrate the Executive Director of the Native American Rights Fund who has dedicated his life's work to fighting for Native justice and equality


Virtual Tour: Calusa Mound 
The City of St. Petersburg
A virtual tour that features archaeological and historical sites of Indian Mound Park, along with immersive 3D models of artifacts and other features

Poetry: Living Nations, Living Words
Library of Congress
Poems have been used to tell the story of the land 

21-Day National Native American Heritage Equity Habit Building Challenge
The American Bar Association
A 21-day challenge to build deeper awareness and understanding of Native American heritage


Seminole Tribe of Florida- Learn more
The Miccosukee Tribe- Learn more

Native American Bar Association - Learn more

Bureau of Indian Affairs- Department of Interior
Bureau of Indian Education- Department of Interior