“November is Native American Heritage Month, or as it is commonly referred to, American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month.The month is a time to celebrate rich and diverse cultures, traditions, and histories and to acknowledge the important contributions of Native people.” NCAI
Excerpt: Native American Heritage Month-National Congress of American Indians
“Heritage Month is also an opportune time to educate the general public about tribes, to raise a general awareness about the unique challenges Native people have faced both historically and in the present, and the ways in which tribal citizens have worked to conquer these challenges. NCAI participates in the DC Native Public Relations Roundtable, a group consisting of public relations professionals from national American Indian and Alaska Native organizations and agencies in the Washington, DC area. The group meets monthly to improve communication between groups and its primary function has been to create a more cohesive campaign for Native Heritage Month and to unify the month’s schedule of events.”
For those of you in the Washington D.C. area:
National Native American Heritage Month Ceremony in D.C.
Opening Ceremony November 5, 2014 10 a.m.
EST Office of Personnel Management Alan Campbell Auditorium 1900 E Steet NW, Washington, D.C.
Keynote Speaker A. Joseph Sarcinella V, Esq., Senior Advisor & Liaison for Native American Affairs,Department of Defense
Cultural Performers Joseph FireCrow Black Bear Singers Drum Group
Welcoming Remarks Katherine Archuleta Director, Office of Personnel Management
Closing Remarks LaDoris Harris Director, DOE Office of Economic Impact and Diversity
Kevin K. Washburn Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs, Department of the Interior
“Native Pride and Spirit: Yesterday, Today and Forever” ~Motto for 2014~
- Why do we celebrate Native American Heritage Month?
- What do Natives do to celebrate Native American Heritage Month?
- On November 5, 2014, where is the Ceremony being held?
- Who is Joseph FireCrow?
- If you are Native do you celebrate Native American Heritage Month? In what ways?