Child Care Action Council Honors Native American Heritage Month

The month of November is National Native American Heritage Month and Friday, November 26 is Native American Heritage Day. Child Care Action Council honors and acknowledges the Indigenous communities across the country. Indigenous people are the first people of this land. Join us in acknowledging and celebrating the Tribes and cultures of the Olympic Peninsula and the region in which CCAC works, including: the Chehalis, Chimacum, Cowlitz, Hoh, Lower Elwha Klallam, Port Gamble S’Klallam, Jamestown S’Klallam, Makah, Nisqually, Quileute, Quinault, Skokomish, Squaxin, and Suquamish.

To find out the ancestral homelands you are on, visit:

Below are resources to learn more about Native American history, culture, and ways to incorporate these learning into teachings for children:

Native American Heritage Month Website

Burke Museum: Helpful Native American Heritage Month Teaching Resources

DHHS: A Guide to Build Cultural Awareness

DSHS Children’s Administration Video, All My Relations

Teacher’s Guide: American Indian History and Heritage (National Endowment for the Humanities)

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