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American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month

November is American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month, and the FTC joins the country in honoring the cultures and many contributions of indigenous peoples across America. This year's theme is “Celebrating Respect, Culture, and Education,” which reminds us of the importance of sharing information to support both communities and the people in them.

As a consumer protection agency, the FTC's mission is to help protect all communities, including American Indian and Alaska Natives, from unfair and deceptive business practices. We do this through law enforcement actions and by sharing resources to help people spot, avoid, and report scams and bad business practices. At consumer.ftc.gov, for example, you’ll find information on:

The FTC wants to hear from American Indian and Alaska Native communities about their experiences. If you come across a fraud, scam, or bad business practice, tell us at ReportFraud.ftc.gov. By reporting, you help us and our partners stop scammers. You also help your community by sharing stories that we can amplify to alert those you care about — and others — about the latest scams.

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Marilyn Steele
November 17, 2022

I’m all in honoring indigenous people anytime. If this site announces who is honored and not buyers beware then audience will start ignoring emails. Please focus on your mission. Again, I’ve always felt and taught appreciation for history so no shaming please.

Garush
November 17, 2022

If you look at the census, there are American Indians scattered (like the Jewish diaspora) in every state. Not just in very small communities. Are these natives included in your support?

VICTORIA CARTER
November 17, 2022

WHY IS CHEROKEE INDIANS NEVER SPOKEN OF TO CELEBRATE. I DO NOT THINK IT IS RIGHT AND NOT FAIR? WHAT IS IT,, THE CHEROKEE INDIANS DO NOT MATTER OR EXIST IN THE MINDS OF THE PRESIDENT NOR THE GOVERNMENT?????