Native American Heritage Month is an opportunity to highlight the contributions of Native American people, reflect on their history, and preserve and share Native American cultures. Native American Heritage encompasses an array of ethnicities, languages, religions, and geography unified by a history of shared struggle against colonization and suppression. Native American Heritage Month originated in 1986 when Congress passed legislation that authorized and requested President Ronald Reagan to proclaim the week of November 23-30, 1986 as American Indian Week. In 1990, President George H. W. Bush approved a resolution designating the month of November as National American Indian Heritage Month.
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