Native American Heritage Month

Native American Heritage Month 2016

Please see the Washington, DC, Virginia, and Maryland area events scheduled for the month of November by clicking the calendar link below. Don't forget to follow NCAI on Facebook and Twitter to keep updated during the month on events happening in and around the DC area. Have an event or story to share? Please email

Download Events Calendar Here! (PDF)

Additional resources:

2016 Presidential Proclaimation - Native American Heritage Month (October 31, 2016)

Official Native American Heritage Month Website -

November is Native American Heritage Month, or as it is commonly referred to, American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month.

The month is a time to celebrate rich and diverse cultures, traditions, and histories and to acknowledge the important contributions of Native people. Heritage Month is also an opportune time to educate the general public 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.

NCAI participates in the DC Native Public Relations Roundtable, a group consisting of public relations professionals from national American Indian and Alaska Native organizations and agencies in the Washington, DC area. The group meets monthly to improve communication between groups and its primary function has been to create a more cohesive campaign for Native Heritage Month and to unify the month’s schedule of events.