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The resources in this guide celebrate the knowledge and experiences of Indigenous people -- with a particular focus on the Ojibwe and Dakota (Sioux) people, whose land Saint Mary’s University and the State of Minnesota currently occupy. Have feedback or suggestions on this guide? Contact us!

About Native American Heritage Month

Native American Heritage Month, also known as American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month, recognizes the past and present-day accomplishments of the indigenous peoples, tribes, and nations who are the original inhabitants of the United States. Learn more about this month from the National Congress for American Indians.

March 2021 screenshot from Native News Online of the interactive, dynamic Native Land Digital map. A reminder from Native Land: "This map does not represent or intend to represent official or legal boundaries of any Indigenous nations. To learn about definitive boundaries, contact the nations in question... This map must be used critically. Maps potentially function as colonial artifacts and represent a very particular way of seeing the world – a way primarily concerned with ownership, exclusivity, and power relations."