Native American Heritage Month

Native American Heritage Month

Great Lakes Women’s Business Council, November is National American Indian Heritage Month, The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in paying tribute to the rich ancestry and traditions of Native Americans.

Facts and figures

There are approximately 7.1 million American Indians (projected 10.1 million by 2060) and 574 federally recognized tribes in the United States. Of the 50 states, Alaska has the highest percentage of Native Americans at 20.32% with Oklahoma second at 13.19%. They are making impact in the small business space. 

Native Americans, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiian businesses:

  • Own approximately 26,064 businesses nationwide
  • Have approximately $44.9 billion in receipts
  • Pay an estimated $10.3 billion in annual payroll

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Native American Heritage Month infographic

Native American Heritage Month