It’s Native American Heritage Month! Another common name is “American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month.” People are celebrating all over the country, and Huntsville is no exception.
Locals made their way to Huntsville Public Library to learn about National American Indian culture, history, and the arts.
They had everything from storytelling to drumming– dance performances and games. The event was organized by Rosie’s International Services, Inc.
Organizers say it’s all about bringing cultural awareness and understanding of the Native American Indians, and the impact they’ve made on our world today.
Locals came out to share Native American Indian culture and demonstrate traditional clothing, dancing, and music. They say, they love that young Native American Indians of various tribes are eager to learn about their history and share with others.
We spoke with Spirit Warrior, who is also named Arturo Adrian. He told our reporter why he was so excited to see young people taking an interest in their culture. Spirit Warrior says, “It’s nice to have the young ones come out and represent their tribes and learn their culture. Learn the dances, the beadwork. And it’s pretty amazing that we have a lot of young ones that come out and do that.”
Native American Heritage Month lasts throughout the month of November.