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Native American Heritage Month

Native American Heritage Month

Throughout the month of November, Central Catholic honored Native American Heritage Month through morning reflections and recognition of the Native American impact on history, art, and literature with references to their contributions in various areas of the school.

This month offers us the opportunity to recognize the many cultures of the original inhabitants of America. We celebrate the history, heritage, culture, and stories of Native Americans, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians.

We invite everyone to participate!

Native American Heritage Month at Central Catholic

Presented by the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Through a collaboration between many Central Catholic groups, we are excited to share with you a series of initiatives throughout the month.

Morning Prayer: Indigenous Spirit of Faith

Burning candle with crucifix in background

Prayers celebrating the indigenous spirit of faith will be read during morning announcements.

Display of Native American Saints and Images of Faith

Campus Ministry Hallway - South Wing

Click on each name or image for more information about the saint or Christian image.

Image of Navaho Madonna

Navaho Madonna: Mary here wears her traditional Byzantine colors, but she is a Navaho woman


St. Kateri Tekakwitha of the Iroquois

St. Kateri Tekakwitha of the Iroquois: The First Canonized Native American Saint


The Apache Christ

The Apache Christ: The experience of the Apache people with Christianity


Composite images of Black Elk: the Lakota medicine man turned Catholic teacher

Black Elk: the Lakota medicine man turned Catholic teacher

Teaching & Learning Resources

Students with iPads working in a circle with teacher

Teaching resources have been shared with the faculty and staff, and the following article, videos, and live event have been shared with students.


Indigenous Definition: How To Use It Correctly and Related Terms To Avoid

Live Event

Celebrate! with Wampanoag Nation Singers & Dancers



We Are Central

Group of students in Be the CAUSE training

Click here to read Central Catholic's Declaration of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

We are Unique in our Diversity.

Students come to Central Catholic from over 60 cities and towns.

We come from diverse backgrounds and experiences to form a caring community of faith, learning, and service.

We come together as classmates, peers, and teammates.

We learn together and from one another as we develop a deeper understanding of who we are as people and how we fit together as a community.

We are Central.