By Margaret Ikladious: November is National American Indian Heritage Month


November is National American Indian Heritage Month

Written by Professor: Margaret Ikladious

November is the month of Indigenous American Indian Heritage each year.

The beginning was known that in 1976 and as part of the celebration of the United States.

Bicentennial American President Gerald Ford declared October 10-16, 1976, "Native American Awareness Week."

In 1986, President Ronald Reagan declared November 23-30, Native American Week.

In 1990, President George HW Bush declared November as National American Indian Heritage Month (Native Americans) to honor hundreds of Native American tribes and people in the United States, including Alaska, but not in Hawaii.

But the Native Hawaiians and those who live in the lands of the states are honored.

United Pacific Region Asian American and Ocean Islander Heritage Month

Quiet in May every year..!!

The bill stated, in part, that "the President has authorized and requested to invite governments. "Federal, state, and local governments, groups, organizations, and the people

The United States celebrates this month with appropriate programs, festivities, and activities.

This landmark bill honoring the tribes of America is a significant step in creating this.

 A celebration began in 1976 when a Cherokee/Osage Indian named (Jerry C. Elliot Hay Eagle) authored the Native American Consciousness Week legislation on the nation's first historic week of recognition for indigenous peoples.

This led to 1986 where President Ronald Reagan proclaimed from 23-30

November 1986 "Native American Week."

Native American Heritage Month evolved from its beginnings as a week-long celebration in 1986

When President Reagan declared the week of November 23-30, 1986 "American Indian Week,"...

It is also known that Native Americans enjoy the same rights as other citizens to hold public office. As explained by the Bureau of Indian Affairs

Over the years, the men and women of American Indians and Alaskans have occupied Elected and appointed positions at all levels of federal and state government and local.

 This memorial month aims to provide a platform for the indigenous people of the United States.

America shares its culture, traditions, music, crafts, dance, styles, and concepts in life.

This gives indigenous people the opportunity to express their concerns and solutions to their community either.

In the city, province, or state, to build bridges of understanding and friendship in their area.

Local federal agencies are encouraged to offer educational programs to their employees regarding the history of Native Americans, their rights, culture, and contemporary issues to better assist them in their jobs and public awareness.

However, the Department of Defense celebrates the month as the U.S. National Month for Indian Heritage.

After the name specified in a joint resolution of Congress at Public Law 103-462 of November 2, 1994.

According to the U.S. Department of the Interior, there are approximately 566-574 federally recognized tribes in the United States and more than 100 tribes recognized by the states.

As of 2011, an estimated 5.1 million people were identified as American Indians, Alaska Natives alone, or American Indians and Alaska Natives with one or more other races.

While the United States celebrates the contributions and heritage of Native Americans, it is also committed to supporting Tribal self-determination, security, and prosperity for all American Indians and Alaska Natives.

The National Museum of the American Indian was added to the Smithsonian Institution Museums on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., in 2004.

The museum includes exhibits of Native Americans from every state, including Hawaii. In addition to presentations of indigenous peoples around the world but primarily in the Western Hemisphere.

The National American Indian Veterans Memorial honors Native Americans, Alaska Natives, and Hawaiian veterans who served in

Armed Forces since the Revolutionary War. It is located on the National Museum of the American Indian and was unveiled on Veterans Day 2020.

Since 1995 every president has issued annual proclamations designating November to celebrate the first residents of the United States.

Through dance, family traditions, and music, these stories reveal indigenous peoples' diversity and long history across the United States.

The history, culture, and traditions of American Indians and Alaska Natives are celebrated in a unique collection of films and short stories from public television. Approximately 71 national parks, monuments, historical and heritage sites, and trails with deep roots in American Indian culture. All of this is worth a visit to learn about their unique world.

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