November 1, 2021

HPS Celebrates Native American Heritage Month

This month is a time to celebrate rich and diverse cultures, traditions, and histories and to acknowledge the important contributions of Native people.

Holland sits on the land of Ottawa, Chippewa, and Potawtomi, also known as the "three brothers."  

Native American Heritage Month has evolved from its beginnings as a week-long celebration in 1986, when President Reagan proclaimed the week of November 23-30, 1986 as "American Indian Week." Every President since 1995 has issued annual proclamations designating the month of November as the month to celebrate Native Americans. 

Native American Heritage Month is an opportune time to educate ourselves about tribes, to raise a general awareness about the unique challenges Native people have faced both historically and in the present, and the ways in which tribal citizens have worked to conquer these challenges.

Watch for updates this month about the ways students and staff celebrate Native American heritage Month in our schools and classrooms. Plus, we'll provide resources for you and your family so that the celebrations can continue at home!