Native American Heritage Month

Celebrate Native American Heritage Month by learning about the diverse cultures, traditions, and histories of Indigenous peoples. There are currently 574 federally recognized tribes, each with their distinct identities and customs. Explore these resources to honor the historical and present-day contributions of Native communities. 

Recognize whose land you’re on 

Use Native Land Map to identify the tribal lands you’re living on. Palo Alto is located on the traditional territory of:

Join us for events

Expand your knowledge through reading

Books by Indigenous authors




Recommended resources:

Separate facts from myths 

Take a virtual field trip 

Listen to Native music 

  • Native Radio: Stream contemporary and traditional music
  • Hoopla: Listen to songs and dances

Check out these podcasts 

  • All My Relations Podcast: Matika Wilbur (Swinomish and Tulalip) and Adrienne Keene (Cherokee Nation) discuss topics facing Native Americans today.  
  • Media Indigena: Host Rick Harp provides a weekly discussion of Indigenous current affairs in North America. 
  • Toasted Sister Podcast: Host Andi Murphy discusses Indigenous cuisine with Native chefs and foodies.

Watch a documentary or film

Explore Native foods and recipes