Native American Heritage & Indigenous Activism: Issues

This guide celebrates Native American heritage along with the profound contributions of Indigenous peoples by offering curated content on Native and Indigenous history, identity, culture, art, and activism as well as resources for Indigenous communities.

Land Back & Indigenous Sovereignty

Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, and Two-Spirit People (MMIWG2S)

Online Resources



Reports and Other Sources

For more information, consult these dedicated LibGuides:



Residential Schools

National Day of Mourning

"Since 1970, Indigenous people & their allies have gathered at noon on Cole's Hill in Plymouth to commemorate a National Day of Mourning on the US Thanksgiving holiday. Many Native people do not celebrate the arrival of the Pilgrims & other European settlers. Thanksgiving Day is a reminder of the genocide of millions of Native people, the theft of Native lands and the erasure of Native cultures. Participants in National Day of Mourning honor Indigenous ancestors and Native resilience. It is a day of remembrance and spiritual connection, as well as a protest against the racism and oppression that Indigenous people continue to experience worldwide." 

From United American Indians of New England