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Happy Native American Heritage Day

Updated: Sep 13, 2023

In 2009 the U.S. government declared the day after the traditional Thanksgiving holiday as Native American Heritage Day. Learn more about how we can celebrate the original Americans of our land.

November is Native American Heritage Month and November 26, the day after our traditional Thanksgiving, is Native American Heritage Day. Here are two great links from Indian Country Today and Native Hope website about the background of Native American Heritage Day and how we can celebrate the magnificent heritage of our Native brothers and sisters.

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"Happy Native American Heritage Day" was first published on Facebook and on Saturday, November 27, 2021.

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Deborah Hufford

Author, Notes from the Frontier

Deborah Hufford is an award-winning author and magazine editor with a passion for history. Her popular blog with 100,000+ readers has led to an upcoming novel! Growing up as an Iowa farmgirl, rodeo queen and voracious reader, her love of land, lore and literature fired her writing muse. With a Bachelor's in English and Master's in Journalism from the University of Iowa, she taught students of Iowa's Writer's Workshop, then at Northwestern University, Marquette and Mount Mary. Her extensive publishing career began at Better Homes & Gardens, includes credits in New York Times Magazine, New York Times, Connoisseur, many other titles, and serving as publisher of The Writer's Handbook


Deeply devoted to social justice, especially for veterans, women, and Native Americans, she has served on boards and donated her fundraising skills to Chief Joseph Foundation, Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW), Homeless Veterans Initiative, Humane Society, and other nonprofits.  


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