People celebrate Native Americans’ Day through learning from educational resources that focus on the traditions, culture and background of Native Americans. This has brought about the creation of tribal grants in celebration of Native American’s Day. Native history is an important thing to learn about, since it is greatly embedded within our nation’s history. It is a day to celebrate the heritage of Native Americans and for both native and non-native cultures to unite so the many aspects of native culture can be shared.
In various cities, some organizations, community groups and churches support the day through awareness-raising activities about the history, culture and traditions of indigenous peoples of the United States. Cultural activities such as markets and pow wows, which are gatherings of North America’s indigenous people, are held. In modern times, pow wows involve dancing, singing, socializing and celebrating Native American culture. These are a perfect way for non natives to experience and immerse themselves in the Native American culture whether they’ve been exposed to it before or it is their first time.
The second Monday of October annually marks Columbus Day in many parts the United States but not all states or regions follow this observance, instead opting for ‘Native American’s Day’ in places like South Dakota, or ‘Indigenous Day’ in places like California. To commemorate this yearly celebration tribal grants in celebration of Native American’s Day are on display. This is to show the support available to the Native American community. GrantWatch are featuring 100 grants available to tribes across the country that may qualify for funding here.