Photo of Native American College Students posed against a skySince the early 1990s, November has been set aside to recognize the significant contributions of first Americans to the establishment and growth of the United States.

For us at the American Indian College Fund, Native American Heritage Month is an opportunity to celebrate our students’ successes, their victories, and their contributions.

This year we asked a few of our students to share recommendations of some of their favorite things with you – from recipes to books and movies, and everything in between. They also share the stories behind their recommendations – their traditions, cultural histories and memories. Blue (Creek Nation) shared with us that his favorite book is There There by Tommy Orange, saying that it’s everything he’s ever wanted in an urban Native story. To see more of Blue’s recommendations, and those of our other students, please visit collegefund.org/heritage-month.

Native American Heritage Month is the perfect opportunity for you to learn more about tribal culture, history, language and traditions. And it’s the perfect time to make a generous gift to the College Fund to ensure our heritage will continue for seven generations to come.

On behalf of all our students, we thank you so much for all you do. Your support has resulted in so many successes – and the more we can build on our successes, the brighter the future will be for all American Indian people.

While Native American Heritage Month is limited to the month of November, the need to provide scholarships to hardworking young American Indians continues throughout the year. Please help us continue to make our students’ dreams a reality and celebrate with us!