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CQ Corner 2023-2024

Native American Heritage Month

Native American Heritage Month

Native American Heritage Month is dedicated to celebrating the diverse culture, history, and traditions of the Native people. November was officially declared Native American Heritage Month in 1990 by former President George H. W. Bush. Every year since 1994, a new proclamation has been made. Read more about the history of Native American Heritage Month [].

Tedx-Native Americans: We Shall Remain

In observance of Native American Heritage Month, LoVina Louie, in her Tedx, Native Americans : We Shall Remain | LoVina Louie | TEDxCoeurdalene, uses story and song to explain what she views as the “historical root causes for challenges facing Native Americans”. As she mentions, LoVina is an enrolled member of the Schitsu’umsh Tribe. 

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Names Matter

According to American author Ralph Ellison, “It is through our names that we first place ourselves in the world. Our names, being the gift of others, must be made our own.” Indeed, when we meet someone new, our name is usually the first piece of information about ourselves that we share. It is often one of the first markers of our identity that others learn.  We use names to introduce the concept of identity and the idea that each of our identities is the product of the relationship between the individual and society.” (Facing History & Ourselves-My Part of the Story: Exploring Identity in the United States).

This @leadingells Pronouncing Student Names chart outlines  ways a student’s name may be handled if  it’s a name we are not used to pronouncing. It also provides pointers listed when faced with a student’s name that we can’t readily pronounce.

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Hispanic Heritage Month

September 15th marks the beginning of Hispanic Heritage Month, with September 16th being Mexican Independence Day. 

Every year from September 15 to October 15, Americans celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month by appreciating the community’s history, heritage, and contributions of the ancestors of American citizens who came from Mexico, Spain, the Caribbean, and South- and Central America... (National Today).

Continue reading this article HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH for more insight into the national observance of the Hispanic and Latino cultures. 

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