Indigenous Heritage Month is celebrated Nov. 1-30. The Office of Intercultural Development shares the following resources in honor of the month.

red screen over Pardee with text Indigenous Heritage Month Nov. 1-30 LafayetteCelebrate and immerse yourself in the rich cultures, histories, and contributions of American Indians and Alaska Natives with our carefully selected resources, ranging from poignant films to captivating podcasts that delve deep into the vibrant tapestry of Indigenous experiences. Indigenous Heritage Month, observed every November, is a dedicated time to honor and commemorate the diverse and rich cultures, histories, and contributions of Native Americans to the United States. Indigenous peoples have significantly contributed to various facets of American life, including art, literature, music, agriculture, medicine, and military service. They have generously shared their wisdom, customs, and spiritual practices, thereby enriching the tapestry of American society. By celebrating Indigenous Heritage Month, we not only recognize the resilience, strength, and enduring spirit of the Indigenous people of America but also commit to fostering a deeper understanding and appreciation of their vital legacy in our country.

Movies/TV Shows 

  1. Smoke Signals (1998)  
  2. Dances With Wolves (1990)  
  3. The Fast Runner (Atanarjuat) (2001)  
  4. Wind River (2017) 
  5. Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World (2017)  
  6. Reservation Dogs (2021)
  7. Tribal (2020)
  8. Rutherford Falls (2021)
  9. Unearthed (2022)


  1. R. Carlos Nakai
  2. Buffy Sainte-Marie
  3. A Tribe Called Red
  4. Redbone   
  5. Ulali
  6. Supaman 
  7. Robby Romero
  8. Joanne Shenandoah 
  9. Blackfire
  10. Quese IMC


  1. All My Relations
  2. The Jemez Voice 
  3. This Land
  4. Warrior Life


  1. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie  
  2. There There by Tommy Orange  
  3. Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer 
  4. Ceremony by Leslie Marmon Silko  
  5. The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee: Native America from 1890 to the Present by David Treuer  
  6. The Night Watchman by Louise Erdrich
  7. Trail of Lightning by Rebecca Roanhorse
  8. Heart Berries by Terese Marie Mailhot
  9. The Round House by Louise Erdrich
  10. Marrow Thieves by Cherie Dimaline

Submitted by: The Office of Intercultural Development