Celebrating Native American Heritage Month

New Hope Church exists to help all people become fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ. As part of the mission, we are dedicated to becoming a racially and culturally unified church, valuing everyone without exception. Our attendees come from many different backgrounds, ethnicities, and countries. We believe one important step in the process of growing together is to know more about each other. This step helps us understand and know each other personally so that we can love as God has called us to love. Heritage months are great times to explore cultures and learn more about each other. In November, we celebrate Native American Heritage Month.

November was designated by Congress in 1990 as American Indian and Indigenous Heritage Month to celebrate the accomplishments of the peoples who were the original inhabitants and stewards of what is now the United States. It is commonly referred to as Native American Heritage Month. The month is a time to celebrate rich and diverse cultures, traditions, and histories, acknowledge the important contributions of Native people, and raise public awareness about the unique challenges Native people have faced both historically and in the present. The church is incomplete when it overlooks the gifts and perspectives of its country’s native people, and we learn more about ourselves and what we believe by engaging with cultures different from our own.

Our prayer is that the resources provided will help us all grow in awareness and appreciation of all God’s people.

Be sure to check back often as we add more resources.

United States Government Site

The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution, and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in paying tribute to the rich ancestry and traditions of Native Americans.

National Park Service

The National Park Service explores the heritage, culture, and experience of Indigenous peoples both historically and in American life today, while also sharing the various ways the National Park Service collaborates with Indigenous communities.

Christianity Today

This Christianity Today webinar brings together a dynamic panel of indigenous Christian leaders to reflect on the blessings and challenges of navigating their Native American identity.

Native American Heritage Collection

Take a look at Indigenous art, history, and culture as told through the historians, artists, students, and scientists in this featured resource collection.

U.S. Department of Defense

The Defense Department honors the storied legacy of American Indians and Alaska Natives who, from the Revolutionary War to present-day missions around the world, contribute greatly to national defense.

Virginia Interfaith Center

The Virginia Interfaith Center raises public awareness about the unique challenges Native people have faced both historically and in the present, and the ways in which tribal citizens have worked to conquer these challenges.