After President Joe Biden declared November as the month of Native American Heritage, it is seen as a national spotlight for Indigenous people, communities, and organizations to educate and share stories about the tribal people across the U.S.
An important aspect of native communities portrayed is their close association with nature. Educating about tribal communities will help people understand the importance of living in harmony with nature. When environmental consciousness is instilled in values, only then can people truly change.
In Arizona state, there are 22 officially recognized tribes, and each has its own culture and history. The state holds a population of over 332,000 Indigenous people, one of the highest in the USA.
Since the founding of countless graves near a Victorian school in Canada, indicating the years of torture and genocide the North American continent has been at work to consider the indigenous people's rights and educate them more about their culture and identity to people.
Interior Secretary Deb Haaland, who is the first Native American to hold a cabinet post in the USA kicked off the month on a national level, digitally on her Twitter page. She highlighted some of the work The Department of Interior is committed to doing for Native Americans, Native Hawaiians, Alaska Natives, and Natives in Mexico and Island communities.