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Native American Heritage Month

Celebrating Native American Heritage Month

Native American Heritage Month is an annual celebration that takes place in November throughout the United States of America. this commemorative month honors the cultures, traditions, histories, and heritages of Native Americans.  It is a time educate our communities about the important sacrifices and contributions(historic and current), that Native Americans have made to our country and communities.


“Native American Heritage Month recognizes the significance of Native American history, culture and issues and what this means to our students, faculty, staff and the local Flagstaff community"   Ora Marek-Martinez Associate Vice President, Office of Native American Initiatives.

For more information about celebrations, please visit Native American Heritage Month events or contact the Native American Cultural Center at


A Sampling of Films Available in the NAU Cline Library

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A Sampling of Books Available in the NAU Cline Library

First check out these books that the Office of Inclusion (IMQ) will be raffling on their Instagram (@nau_inclusion). Also Available in the NAU Cline Library Native American Heritage Collection

To honor Native American Heritage Month, The Cline Library has selected 5 representative books from our collections that might serve as an introduction to a rich and diverse heritage of fiction, nonfiction, history, poetry, memoir, and more by and about Indigenous peoples in the United States.

More titles with established writers such as Louise Erdrich, Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, and Joy Harjo as well as newer writers such as Tommy Orange, Stephen Graham Jones, and Jake Skeet can be found in our Native American Heritage Collection, our stacks and in our Special Collections and Archives.


by Sherwin Bitsui

Drawing upon Navajo history and enduring tradition, renowned poet and Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at NAU Sherwin Bitsui  leads us on a treacherous, otherworldly passage through the American Southwest. 

Native American Heritage Collection; PS3602.I85 A6 2019


As Long as Grass Grows: The Indigenous Fight for Environmental Justice, from Colonization to Standing Rock 

by Dina Gilio-Whitaker

The story of Native peoples’ resistance to environmental injustice and land incursions, and a call for environmentalists to learn from the Indigenous community’s rich history of activism                 Special Collections; E98.S67 G55 2019


Indigenous Continent 

by Pekka Hämäläinen 

Prize-winning scholar Pekka Hämäläinen rewrites 400 years of American history from Indigenous perspectives, overturning the dominant origin story of the United States.

Native American Heritage Collection; E77.H197 2022


There There

by Tommy Orange

Through his large cast of interwoven characters, Orange explores a wide range of experiences among Indigenous peoples living in the United States in this PEN/Hemingway Award–winning novel.

Native American Heritage Collection; PS3615.R32 T48 2018


The Way to Rainy Mountain 

by N. Scott Momaday

An evocation of three things in particular: a landscape that is incomparable, a time that is gone forever, and the human spirit, which endures.

Available Online - Ebscohost Ebooks 


For more information about celebrations,  please contact the Native American Cultural Center at