Native American Heritage Month

Members of the Blackhawk dance troupe dancing to the beat of the drum

Elgin Community College celebrates Native American Heritage Month throughout November. Through movies, stories, and discussions, ECC recognizes the history, culture, and contributions of Indigenous people to our country and ensures that the stories, rituals, and traditions of Native Americans continue to be heard and passed down.

On August 3, 1990, President of the United States, George H. W. Bush, declared November National American Indian Heritage Month, also called Native American Heritage Month.

Land Acknowledgment

We acknowledge that Elgin Community College currently sits on the traditional homelands of the Anishinaabe peoples: the Ojibwe, Odawa, Potawatomi, and many other Native tribes. Let this land acknowledgment contribute to a continuing, deep, and respectful relationship between ECC and Native peoples.

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