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November is Native American Heritage Month
November is Native American Heritage Month
Posted on 11/01/2022
Native American Heritage Month

November is Native American Heritage Month, recognizing the first Americans' contributions to our country's establishment and growth.

The PSD Community has over 900 Native American identified students from over 40 Federally Recognized Tribes. 

Learn more about The Puyallup School District Native American Education Program here.


"I'm always reminded of how I'm a part of a group of people who have such a value for creativity, connection, and life. It’s not just the expression and creativity, even though that’s something that really resonates with me—it’s the sense of community, kindness, compassion, support, and so much more that makes so proud to be a native."

- Issabella Kreissler, Sophomore at Emerald Ridge High School - Curyung Tribal Council

A picture of Wastewin
“I love how we were here first and how I have a big family. I also love my strong hair!” 

- Wastewin Fassett, 8th Grade Student at Aylen Junior High School - Spirit Lake Sioux

Picture of Avery Hayward
“I have ancestors and cousins and there are other Native Americans like me.” 

- Avery Hayward, 3rd Grade Student at Waller Road Elementary - Puyallup Tribe

Picture of Tyler Sales
“I am proud to be Gros Ventre because knowing the people before me gives me the sense of direction and understanding of my origin.” 

- Tyler Sales, Junior at Emerald Ridge High School - Gros Ventre Tribe