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Celebrating Indigenous Cultures with Videos and Family Activities

These free resources can help you explore and learn more about Indigenous communities.

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There are thousands of Indigenous communities around the world, each with unique cultures and traditions. To celebrate these diverse groups, families can explore how they made history and how they continue to shape our future.

This collection of videos and activities highlights a handful of Indigenous cultures in the Americas and around the world. It includes stories by and about Native American, Native Hawaiian, Alaska Native, First Nations, and Maya peoples. Try these free resources to talk with your kids about the importance of preserving and honoring heritage.

For Kids Age 3–8

For Kids Age 9–12

  • The First Thanksgiving: The history of Thanksgiving is different from the story that's often told. Read this article from National Geographic Kids to learn some myths and facts.

  • ​​Hawaiian Watershed Adventure Game: Print this fun board game and learn more about Hawaiian ecology.

  • Making Space History: Listen to these inspiring words from astronaut Nicole Mann. She is a member of the Wailacki tribe of the Round Valley Indian Tribes. She made history this year by becoming the first Native American woman in space.

  • "Remember" by Joy Harjo: Check out this powerful poetry reading by Joy Harjo, U.S. poet laureate and writer of the Mvskoke Nation.

  • The Story of Samoset, Massasoit, and Squanto: Here's how three Indigenous men played a key role in the arrival of the Mayflower.

  • A Tour with Quese IMC: Join the Pawnee and Seminole Native hip hop artist as he shares about music and culture in this video.

For Teens

Find more entertainment picks to explore Indigenous cultures and experiences.

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