Every November, the U.S. recognizes Native American Heritage Month to educate and enhance understanding of the diversity and long history of Indigenous and Native American people across the United States. It's important that we celebrate the culture, accomplishments, and contributions of people who were the first inhabitants of the U.S. On TikTok, our #NativeFamily is a vibrant and growing community of creators, users, and artists. Through family traditions, music, food, and dance, Native American stories are shared every day on TikTok and this month, we will continue sharing stories through #NativeFamily and special LIVE programming, and building the community through a virtual event for Native creators to meet and connect.
The #NativeFamily on TikTok is already a small but mighty community that has amassed more than 600K video views under #NativeFamily, more than 800M video views under #NativeTikTok, nearly 5M video views under #NativeAmericanTikTok and over 100M video views under #IndigenousPeoplesDay. From viral creators like @420doggface208 to rising creators @geronimo.warrior and @giiwedinindizhinikaaz, and two-spirits creator @chokeacolaa, the Native American and Indigenous community on TikTok is rich in creativity, authenticity, and diversity.
Native American Heritage Month is about more than acknowledgment and recognition; the diversity of backgrounds, experiences, and interests across our #NativeFamily is meant to be shared, amplified and celebrated. That's why we are inviting the TikTok community to join us as we kick off a month of educational, inspiring and uplifting programming about #NativeFamily's beautiful culture and complex history.
We hope you'll join our #NativeFamily on TikTok LIVE as we highlight the diversity of experiences and interests this community embodies, from Native and Indigenous community education to food traditions and craftsmanship. To kick off the month, @nativewomanruns is going LIVE tonight at 5:00 PM PST as part of the TikTok Conversations series.
Check the Discover page throughout the month for full program times. And, to learn more about Native American and Indigenous communities, please visit the TikTok profiles of the Association of American Indian Affairs and Illuminatives.