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Native American Heritage Month: Fact Sheet [Updated October 26, 2021]   [open pdf - 884KB]

From the Introduction: "Native American Heritage Month (also known as National American Indian Heritage Month) celebrates the contributions and achievements of Native Americans. November was first designated as National American Indian Heritage Month on August 3, 1990, by P.L. 101-343, To authorize and request the President to proclaim the month of November 1990, and thereafter as 'Native American Indian Heritage Month.' Since then, Presidents have issued annual proclamations promoting this observance. On June 26, 2009, P.L. 111-33, Native American Heritage Day Act of 2009, designated the Friday after Thanksgiving as Native American Heritage Day. This guide assists congressional offices with work related to Native American Heritage Month celebrations. It provides links to sample congressional speeches and recognitions, presidential proclamations, statistical data, cultural resources, and selected federal agencies and programs that focus on Native American issues. This guide also includes links to selected educational and advocacy organizations."

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CRS Report for Congress, R44258
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2021-10-26
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Public Domain
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Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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