November is Native American Heritage Month, also referred to as American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month, and this month honors the cultures, histories, and importance of indigenous communities in the United States. This month has been recognized since 1990 when President George H. W. Bush designated November that year National American Indian Heritage Month. Additionally, during his first term, President Barack Obama signed legislation in 2009 that permanently designated the Friday after Thanksgiving each year as Native American Heritage Day. Like other heritage and history months, this month honors a community of vast diversity and distinct nations, tribes, and cultures. You can learn more about Native American Heritage Month here.