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CELEBRATING NATIVE AMERICAN VOICES

Date: November 20, 2012 Author: ITCNCCDF Categories: News

CELEBRATING NATIVE AMERICAN VOICES

 

 

November is Native American Heritage Month and it’s an important time to celebrate the current and historic role the Native American voice has played in the United States. It’s a time to celebrate the modern and traditional cultures, people, and societies of Native American peoples. It’s also an opportunity to highlight the important contributions of Native peoples and the shared histories between tribal nations and other communities.

Today, Native American cultures, people, and communities are strong and vibrant. According to the 2010 Census, there are over 5.2 million people in the United States identified as American Indian and Alaska Native, either alone or in combination with one or more other races, and there are 566 federally recognized tribal nations – that exist as sovereign nations within 33 states of the United States.

The strength of culture and community comes from a myriad of voices. Like many American citizens we too, are doctors, athletes, artists, leaders of nations, leaders of businesses, active duty soldiers and military veterans, elders, teachers, government employees, women and men, children and young adults.

We have a history of story and our voice remains. In the past many tried to quiet our voices, we could not be silenced. Today we celebrate; to remember and recognize our past, to bear witness to what our people face today; to give voice to great work and contributions we make; and to share our promise for the future generations.

 

Finding Resources


This website provides information about Native American Heritage Month events submitted by the public from across the country.  This site also provides a resource for Native American Heritage Month events happening in Washington, DC. The range of events includes opportunities for residents and visitors to Washington, DC and public and private sector employees in Washington, DC.

 

“Celebrating Native American Voices”

 
In November 2012, a group of leading national Indian organizations and federal agencies have come together to focus the celebrations of the month on this important theme. In 2011, the partners celebrated Native American Heritage Month by highlighting and sharing information about the role Native youth play in today’s Native and American culture.

In November 2012, a group of leading national Indian organizations and federal agencies have come together to focus the celebrations of the month on “Celebrating Native American Voices”.  This effort is supported by the DC Native Public Relations Roundtable, a group of representatives from national American Indian and Alaska Native organizations and government agencies in the Washington, DC area. View the list of national partners.

 

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