Saint Ignatius High School

Celebrating Native American Heritage Month

During the month of November, Saint Ignatius High School will host events to celebrate Native American Heritage Month.

November 1, 2020 kicks off the official start of Native American Heritage Month. Since 1986, the month of November has been the designated time frame used to recognize the accomplishments of the people who were the original inhabitants, explorers and settlers of the United States.

Join us in celebrating Native American heritage and the individuals who have made history in large and small ways. ​Take a look at our schedule of activities, recommended movies and books below. 

After a student participates in one of the Cultural Celebrations for Native American Heritage Month, we encourage them to complete the exit ticket to be entered into a raffle for the month. All students who complete the exit ticket will be entered in a raffle to win Wildcard Cash: $25 for first place, $15 for 2nd Place, and $10 for 3rd place. Please note that each activity must be tracked individually for the month.

See a list of events:

Tuesday, November 3
3:30 p.m. in Rade Dining Hall or Microsoft Links
Telling the American Story: Smithsonian Virtual Field Trip
Join us in Rade Dining Hall as we stream "Telling the American Story", an exhibit by the Smithsonian Institution.

Join via Microsoft Teams!
Thursday, November 12
11:20 a.m. in Murphy Gym or Zoom

Native American Heritage Month Trivia
Join the Multicultural Student Union for a Native American Heritage Month trivia challenge. Join Zoom Meeting!

Recipe Challenge We invite all students throughout the month to participate in our recipe challenge by working at home to create your own Native American inspired dishes. 

Squash Pie
Fry Bread
Salmon with Crushed Blackberries and Seaweed


See a full list of suggested movies:

Reel Injun (2009)
Barking Water (2009)
The Windtalkers (2002)
How do Native Americans Maintain their Culture in a Dominant Society?
Ohio's Burial Mounds

See a full list of suggested books: 

Facing East From Indian Country: A Native History of Early America​
by Daniel K. Richter

Autobiography of Red Cloud War Leader of the Oglalas​
Edited by R. Eli Paul

Geronimo: His Own Story (The Autobiography of a Great Warrior)
By Frederick Turner

Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee (An Indian History of the American West)
By Dee Brown

Learn more about Hispanic Heritage Month, Women's History Month, and our other Cultural Celebrations.