National Native American Heritage Month

The YMCA of Delaware joins in celebrating the heritage, culture, and experience of Indigenous peoples both historically and in American life today.

November is National Native American Heritage Month – a time to celebrate rich and diverse cultures, traditions, and histories while acknowledging the important contributions of Indigenous People. During this month we raise awareness of the unique challenges Native people have faced in the past and present, while honoring the many ways tribal citizens have worked to overcome these challenges.

According to the Delaware Tribe of Indians, most Delaware Native Americans were forced to migrate westward when European colonists took over the Delaware area. These tribes are not extinct, but except for the descendants of Delaware Indians who assimilated into white society, they do not live in Delaware anymore. Today there are two federally recognized Delaware tribes in Oklahoma and one Delaware Indian tribe in Canada.

To watch the YMCA of Delaware’s Community Learning Conversation for Native American History Month, click here.

State-recognized Indian tribes and communities in Delaware include:

Nanticoke Indian Tribe

Rt. 4, Box 107A

Millsboro, DE 19966

The Lenape Indian Tribe of Delaware

4164 N. Dupont Hwy., Suite 6

Dover, DE 19901

Learn More here.

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