As we honor Native American Heritage Month, below are ways to educate yourself on the history, art and culture of Native Americans. Explore virtual and in person event to support the first people of the land and water on which we work, live, and play.
Administration for Native Americans (ANA) Virtual Events
ANA is pleased to present a wonderful program of events throughout Native American Heritage Month that highlight this year’s theme of “Seeds.” On the program will be four virtual events with distinguished guests who will speak to this year’s theme from a variety of fields of expertise. Find out more about their fantastic panel of speakers and register for their talks.
A relaxing evening of raising funds for Seattle’s Native Youth Theatre. Red Eagle Soaring Native Youth Theatre (RES) exists to empower American Indian and Alaska Native youth to express themselves with confidence and clarity through traditional and contemporary performing arts. View the details and register here.
Station Space Grand Opening
For the first time in 32 years, Red Eagle Soaring (RES) will have a creative home of its own with a black box style theatre space in the heart of Seattle at the Station Space. Join their grand opening on Saturday, Nov. 11 at 11:11 AM located in the historic landmark King Street Station! Get your tickets here!
Native Art Market
Indigenous artists will be selling and showcasing handmade authentic arts and crafts Dec. 15 – 17, 10 AM – 4 PM. Beautiful work such as clothing, jewelry, woodworking, drums, art prints, and more by Native American Artists with many styles and tribes represented will be at Daybreak Star. Free and open to all!
Burke Museum Exhibit
Six Pacific Northwest Native artists from across the region answered the question, “What is your artistic heritage?” in creating the inaugural exhibit in the Northwest Native Art Gallery. Featuring both newly created and historic basketry, carvings, multimedia art, and more, these women bring personal meanings to Native art while embracing the heritage of their ancestors and cultures.
In addition to future rotating exhibitions from artists, the gallery is anchored by permanent displays of monumental objects including a 35-foot canoe, welcome figure, totem poles, and house posts.
More Resources for National Native American Heritage Month
- Native American Heritage | Visit Seattle
- Native-Owned Business Guide
- NEFA — National Indian Education Association (niea.org)
- Tips for teaching about Native peoples | Burke Museum
- Urban Native Education Alliance
- Celebrating Native American Heritage Month: Five Artists You Should Know
- Northwest Native American and Tribal History: Other Useful Collections and Resources
- Washington Dept of Fish and Wildlife: Washington’s salmon and steelhead fisheries are managed cooperatively in a unique government-to-government relationship. Tribal net schedules for coastal rivers.