Native American Heritage month celebrates rich and diverse cultures, traditions, and histories and acknowledges the important contributions of Native people. It is also a time to educate the general public about tribes and to raise awareness about the unique challenges Native people have faced currently and in the past.
National Congress of American Indians. (n.d.). Native American Heritage Month. Retrieved from http://www.ncai.org/initiatives/native-american-heritage-month
Virginia's 11 officially recognized tribes today: