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MC Library Celebrates Native American Heritage

Montgomery College Library celebrates the history, culture, and resilience of Native American communities in the present day and into the future. Each year, November is commemorated as Native American Heritage Month, a time for uplifting and honoring Native voices. Montgomery College sits on the unceded ancestral territory of the Piscataway Conoy peoples. To read Montgomery College's full land acknowledgement statement, please follow the link below.

Mr. Rico Newman, Elder and member of the Piscataway Nation, reciting a land acknowledgement statement.

Local Native Communities and Landmarks

A map depicting important sites relevant to Native American identity and history in Maryland. Guide to Indigenous Maryland is a multi-faceted community engagement initiative of the Maryland State Library Agency and Maryland’s public libraries. Learn more at the website below. (PGCMLS)

A map depicting the ancestral territories of Native tribes in the DMV area, including land belonging to the Piscataway, Patuxent, and Nacotchtank (Anacostian) peoples. (

Local Native Heritage

Performance by Piscataway Indian Nation Singers and Dancers in 2017. (Arlington Independent Media)

Newscast documenting the formal recognition of the Piscataway Conoy Tribe and the Piscataway Indian Nation by the state of Maryland in 2012. (PGCTV)

What's being called a modern day Indian Removal, The Wild Turkey Clan of the Cedarville Band of Piscataway Indians in Maryland are being forced off their land. (ACLU of Maryland)

Rico Newman shows the regalia, spiritual and hunting items used by the people of the Piscataway nation.

The Baltimore American Indian Center and Baltimore Center Stage invite you to a virtual community launch celebration for Guide to Indigenous Baltimore, to include cell phone walking tour apps, a website, and a print guide focusing on the twentieth century and the historic American Indian "Reservation" of East Baltimore. (Baltimore Center Stage)

Kluge Fellow Joseph Genetin-Pilawa presents part of his larger study of the Indigenous histories of Washington, D.C. (Library of Congress)

Library Book Displays

Book display at the TPSS library.

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Library

Book display at the GT library.

Germantown Library

Book display at the RV library.

Rockville Library

Event Details

Piscataway Nation Singers & Dancers

Musical performance by members of the Piscataway Nation. 

Date: Saturday, November 11

Time: 11 am - 12 pm

Location: Glen Burnie Library | 1010 Eastway, Glen Burnie, MD 21060

Register: Free

Contact: (410) 222-6270

Piscataway History

Hear from a member of the Piscataway tribe to learn about their history, present, and connection to the land.

Date: Saturday, November 18

Time: 11 am - 12 pm

Location: Linthicum Library | 400 Shipley Rd, Linthicum, MD 21090

Register: Free

Contact: (410) 222-6265

Baltimore American Indian Center's 47th Annual Pow-Wow

A mind-blowing in-person event filled with vibrant Native American traditions, dance, music, and food.

Date: Saturday, November 18

Time: 11 am - 7 pm

Location: 2200 York Road Timonium, MD 21093

Register: Tickets for $10

Contact: Info@BaltimoreAmericanIndianCenter.Org 

| 410-675-3535

Native Cinema Showcase 2023

The National Museum of the American Indian’s Native Cinema Showcase is an annual celebration of the best in Native film.

Date: November 17 - 23

Time: Various Times

Location: Online

Register: Free


Honoring the Jingle Dance Dress

Learn about the origin and significance of the jingle dress and Jingle Dress Dance at the National Museum of the American Indian.

Date: Friday, November 24

Time: 11:30 am - 5 pm

Location: Fourth Street & Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20560

Register: Free


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