November: Native American Heritage Month & US State/Local Elections

01 Nov November: Native American Heritage Month & US State/Local Elections

November is Native American Heritage Month so for the next 4 weeks, we at data2insight will share some thoughts, ideas, recipes, and videos highlighting the history, struggles and aspirations of this cherished community.

Native American Heritage Month has evolved from its beginnings as a week-long celebration in 1986, when President Reagan proclaimed the week of November 23-30, 1986 as “American Indian Week.” Every President since 1995 has issued annual proclamations designating the month of November as the time to celebrate the culture, accomplishments, and contributions of people who were the first inhabitants of the United States.

Celebrate the history, culture, and traditions of American Indians and Alaska Natives in a special collection of films, short stories, and resources from Public Television. Through dance, family traditions, and music, these stories show the diversity and long history of Indigenous people across the United States.

November is US election month.

Imagine an American democracy remade by its citizens in the very image of its promise, a society where the election system is designed to allow citizens to perform their most basic civic duty with ease. Imagine that all could vote without obstruction or suppression. This report – Lift Every Voice: The Urgency of Universal Civic Duty Voting –  proposes universal civic duty voting as an indispensable and transformative step toward full electoral participation. A very interesting read.