National Native American/American Indian Heritage Month:
The term "American Indian" incorporates hundreds of different tribes and approximately 250 languages. Starting in 1976 as Native American Awareness Week, the period was expanded by Congress and approved by President George H. W. Bush in August 1990 by designating the month of November as National American Indian Heritage Month. In his proclamation for 1996, President William J. Clinton noted, "Throughout our history, American Indian and Alaska Native peoples have been an integral part of the American character. Against all odds, America's first peoples have endured, and they remain a vital cultural, political, social, and moral presence." For more information, contact the Bureau of Indian Affairs, 202-208-3710.
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Want to know what's been going on across campus for this month? See the attached calendar of events.
Note: The attached calendar is produced by Student Life’s Mosaic: Center for Culture and Diversity. If we missed adding your organization, office or department’s Native American/American Indian-focused event, please send us the details, firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll be happy to add them to our online version of this calendar. (On and off-campus events are welcomed.)