October 31, 2007

Happy NA month!

National American Indian Heritage Month, 2007

A Proclamation By the President of the United States of AmericaNational American Indian Heritage Month is an opportunity to honor the many contributions of American Indians and Alaska Natives and to recognize the strong and living traditions of the first people to call our land home.

American Indians and Alaska Natives continue to shape our Nation by preserving the heritage of their ancestors and by contributing to the rich diversity that is our country's strength. Their dedicated efforts to honor their proud heritage have helped others gain a deeper understanding of the vibrant and ancient customs of the Native American community. We also express our gratitude to the American Indians and Alaska Natives who serve in our Nation's military and work to extend the blessings of liberty around the world.
Comment:  I'm seeing a huge number of stories springing from the proclamation of American Indian Heritage Month. I'd say the concept is having the intended effect: increasing awareness of Native people.

For Blue Corn Comics' contribution to the celebration, see American Indian Heritage Month:  Resources for the media, schools, and the Web.


writerfella said...

Writerfella here --
Time for the fratyernities at the University of Oklahoma to hold keggers and then roam the campus to urinate upon and then burn Native Pride Week displays of Indian Culture. Watch your screens, as a tradition growing out of the abandonment of an Indian mascot back in 1970 will be honored...
All Best
Russ Bates

Rob said...

Do you have any evidence that this tradition started because the mascot was banned? Probably not.