The Berkeley Unified School District celebrates Indigenous Peoples’ Heritage Month to commemorate the histories, traditions, and important contributions of the many diverse Indigenous cultures to our nation.
On November 19, 2020, the Board of Education adopted a resolution to annualy recognize the month of November as Indigenous Peoples’ Heritage Month, and resolved BUSD schools promote instructional activities and celebrations honoring the history, contemporary issues, and culture of the Indigenous Peopls of the Americas.
Read the full resolution here.
Guides for Families in English and Spanish
These guides are available to support families in honoring and celebrating the heritage of Indigenous Peoples. Included are suggestions of songs, videos, and volunteer activities to Listen, Learn, Lift Up, and Love!
TK-8 Teaching Resources
This diverse collection of resources was compiled by Joemy Ito-Gates, BUSD’s Ethnic Studies TSA in collaboration with the Professional Development Team.
This TK-8 Teaching Guide provides educators with lessons, teaching tips, and other resources to teach about the Thanksgiving holiday.
Events & Celebrations
Events Around the Bay
11.6 | Napa Art Pop Up | Suscol Intertribal Council | Napa
11.7 | Indigenous Red Market: Foods, Crafts, Performances | Oakland
11.13 | American Indian Heritage Celebration | Santa Clara County Fairgrounds
11.26 | Native American Heritage Day | Santa Rosa
12.2 | Author Event with Cynthis Leitich Smith (Sisters of the Neversea) | More Information
The Smithsonian, National Archives, and Library of Congress are hosting several virtual events this month for kids and families to learn and celebrate together, such as an online exhibition and a Native Cinema Showcase.
Learn more here.
Get Involved and Learn More
Intertribal Friendship House | Oakland
American Indian Cultural Center | San Francisco
American Indian Child Resource Center | Bay Area
Native American Student Development (NASD) | UC Berkeley
Native American Cultural Center | Stanford University