National American Indian Month |

National American Indian Month

Mayor Ken Tedford Jr. issued a proclamation for National American Indian Month. From left are Daughters of the American Revolution Bonnie Rardin, Tedford and DAR Lynn W. Kinsell, chaplain, Nevada State Regent, Fort Churchill Chapter.

Fallon Mayor Ken Tedford Jr. signed a proclamation for November to be recognized as National American Indians Month.

On Aug. 3, 1990, President George H. W. Bush declared the month of November as National American Indian Heritage Month, thereafter commonly referred to as Native American Heritage Month.

The bill read in part that "the President has authorized and requested to call upon Federal, State and local Governments, groups and organizations and the people of the United States to observe such month with appropriate programs, ceremonies and activities."

This was a landmark Bill honoring America's Tribal people.

This commemorative month aims to provide a platform for native people to share their culture, traditions, music, crafts, dance, and ways and concepts of life. This gives native people the opportunity to express to their community, both city, county and state officials their concerns and solutions for building bridges of understanding and friendship in their local area.