Whether it's by spotlighting traditions, breaking down stereotypes, or educating people through music, dance and food, Indigenous creators build community, and spread joy every single day on TikTok. During Native American Heritage Month and year-round, we're celebrating our rich and creative Indigenous community by spotlighting creators who share their culture, traditions and creativity with their community on TikTok.
In celebration of our #NativeFamily, we're inviting the global TikTok community to join us this November, as we launch some exciting initiatives in honor of Native American Heritage Month.
Hashtag programming & In-App Creative Effects
Starting this week, you can visit our in-app #NativeTikTok hub to experience our Native American Heritage Month programming, set to feature videos from the diverse diaspora of our Native and Indigenous creator community. Throughout the month, we'll spotlight inspiring creators and content that showcases Native American art, culture and tribal heritage.
LIVE Programming and Music
We have an exciting lineup of themed LIVEs scheduled for this month, featuring creators @lennybeadhandzz, who will host a LIVE about Native Beadwork on Monday, 11/7 and @lakotalighting who will be storytelling around Native traditions on Monday, 11/21. We'll also debut a Native American Heritage Month music playlist featuring an eclectic range of Native music artists.
Creators to Watch
Meet some of our #NativeTikTok creators who inspire and educate the TikTok community by sharing their culture through food, music, dance, traditions and more:
@beadsbycheydesigns: Cheyenne [she/her], a Native American artist whose ancestry is Lumbee on her mother's side and Shoshone-Bannock on her father's side, grew up as a jingle dancer attending powwows and other Native ceremonies each weekend. Currently a college student majoring in microbiology, immunology and molecular genetics, she enjoys sharing her bead teachings with others to celebrate her heritage and assist in passing down her culture and tradition to future generations.
@kararoselles: Kara Roselle Smith [she/her] is an Afro-Indigenous creator, model, and writer who uses her platform to normalize unlearning and to seek justice for the Black and Indigenous communities — including her tribe, the Chappaquiddick Wampanoag.
@lakotalightning: Chante Reddest is a Sićangu Lakota storyteller that creates content on TikTok focused on sharing Native American folklore. In addition to sharing stories of his community, he also educates his followers on his ancestors' history.
@lilino.e: Elisa [she/her] is a Hawaiian and Sićangu Lakota content creator on TikTok who makes content to educate followers about honoring her native home of Hawai'i as well as sharing more about her intersexuality.
@storytellingwithem: Imalay [she/her] is an Afro-Indigenous, Taino creator from the island of Boriken (modern day Puerto Rico) who raises awareness about the true history of the Caribbean islands by correcting said history and helping lost souls reconnect with their Native roots. In addition to sharing content focused on history, she also highlights her work as a professional childrens' entertainer.
Celebrate the #NativeFamily on TikTok
Join us to celebrate our vibrant #NativeFamily of Indigenous creators who use music, art, design, dance and oral storytelling to share their traditions and personal experiences as proud members of Indigenous communities, year-round.
Be sure to follow @TikTokCreators to see spotlights of our creators throughout the month and learn more about the impact of our #NativeTikTok community.