Tribes working with WA NRCS
November is “National Native American Heritage Month” Next Friday is now
"National Heritage Day"
Published 11/17/2011 - 7:31 a.m.
WASHINGTON, D.C. –Today, the Senate unanimously passed a bipartisan
resolution co-sponsored by Senator Murkowski recognizing November as National
Native American Heritage Month – and next Friday as Native American Heritage
“Forty percent of all the federally recognized tribes in the United States call
Alaska home,” said Murkowski. “So I am proud to call attention to our Alaska’s
First People – and American Indians and Native Hawaiians, as well – and
celebrate their rich contribution to our society.”
The resolution recognizes and celebrates the vibrant cultures of the Native
Americans in the United States. There are 565 federally recognized tribes in the
United States, 229 of which reside in Alaska, and census data indicates nearly 5
million people in the United States claim Native American heritage.
Started in 1990, President George H.W. Bush approved a joint resolution
designating November 1990 as “National American Indian Heritage Month.”
Please visit any of these 29 federally recognized tribal websites located in
< Back to ... Tribes
< Back to ... Partners