Celebrate American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month in November

November is American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month. The month recognizes the many tribal cultures and educates the public about the heritage, history, art and traditions of the American Indian and Alaska Native people.

“The Family and Youth Services Bureau is proud to be part of the federal effort to help strengthen Native families and communities, and, by extension, Indian nations,” says Deborah Yatsko (Choctaw), FYSB’s liaison to Tribes.

FYSB funds Tribes and Tribal organizations in their work to combat youth homelessness, prevent domestic violence and support survivors and their children, reduce teen birth and pregnancy rates, and promote healthy relationships.

“Domestic violence, youth homelessness, and teen pregnancy are pressing issues in Indian Country,” Yatsko says. “We believe the best way to address them is to empower Tribes to develop solutions that draw on cultural strengths and Native heritage.”