National Native American Heritage Day on the day after Thanksgiving honors American Indians across the nation. The day celebrates Native Americans' vibrant cultures, traditions and heritage while recognizing the many contributions they have made.
November is Native American Heritage Month, and the Friday after Thanksgiving is Native American Heritage Day.
What a moment ? Philadelphia native Staff Sergeant Ivan Thomas reunites with his 12-year-old son, Ivan. Ivan hadn't seen his father in 18 months and had no idea he was coming back home for his favorite holiday, Thanksgiving.
"The true story behind Thanksigiving was, after every killing of a whole village, these European settlers celebrated it." Do YOU know the truth about Thanksgiving? Watch as six Native American girls explain the real history behind the holiday.
Ahead of Thanksgiving, a reminder that Native Americans are still being treated like trespassers on their own land: