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Native American Heritage Month

posted Nov 5, 2019, 11:14 AM by Mary Allen   [ updated Nov 5, 2019, 11:28 AM ]

WASHINGTON – Senators John Hoeven (R-ND), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, and Tom Udall (D-NM), Vice Chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, introduced a Senate resolution to designate November as Native American Heritage Month.

“This month, we honor the history, culture, traditions, and achievements made by Native Americans to our great country,” Hoeven said. “There are 573 federally-recognized Indian Tribes, located in 35 states, and approximately 6.8 million Native people in the United States. Every Indian Tribe and individual Native American has a unique and rich story to share with our country. It is in this month that we recognize the importance of working together to improve the livelihood of native communities, which is represented by the work the Vice Chairman, members, and I support in the Committee,” Hoeven continued.

“Native American Heritage Month is a time for us to celebrate and honor the unique cultural heritage and remarkable contributions of Native communities,” said Heinrich.