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ITCN CCDF to Celebrate American Indian Heritage

Date: November 3, 2015 Author: ITCNCCDF Categories: ITCN CCDF, News

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The Inter-Tribal Council of Nevada, Inc., Child Care Development Fund will be celebrating American Indian Heritage Month for the month of November.

ITCN CCDF will celebrate the proud history of Nevada’s 27 Washoe, Northern Paiute, Western Shoshone, and Southern Nevada Paiute tribal communities.

To celebrate ITCN CCDF will be having a week-long commemorative celebration.

Mon., Nov. 9: Rock Your Mocs!

Tues., Nov. 10: American Indian T-shirt Day!

Wed., Nov. 11: Honor our Native Vets, Wear Red, White & Blue (Veteran’s Day)

Thurs., Nov. 12: Wear your favorite handmade jewelry!

Fri., Nov. 13: Feast Day (Potluck) – Traditional Dress Day.


You can join us by participating from work, home, school, or wherever you are, and share photos on our Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/itcnccdf

You can also participate by visiting and/or learning about some of Nevada’s tribal history by visiting some of the following locations!

Explore the pristine blue waters of Lake Tahoe, and learn about the Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California. The lake was named from the Washoe word for lake “Da ow ga.”

You can visit the Stewart Indian School, located at 5366 Snyder Ave. in Carson City. “The Stewart Indian School served as the only off-reservation Indian boarding school in Nevada from 1890 through 1980, and its stone building are an icon of education and life for many American Indians in the West. In 1985 the school was listed in the National Register of Histroic Places as a Historic Distric and is currently managed by the Stage of Nevada. (www.stewartindianschool.com). There are self-guided tours, education provided, opportunities to learn more about its history. Visit the Stewart Indian School website for more information.

In southern Nevada, you can visit Spring Mountains National Recreation Area. The Paiute Nation Seven Sacred Stones monument honors the seven nations of the region.


Nevada Indian Territory, also has some great tips for Northern and Southern Nevada points of interest. Visit their site for more info.


A Proclamation by Governor Brian Sandoval:








 

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