November is National Native American Heritage Month.
November is designated as a time when the history and heritage of Indigenous peoples are honored.
It was in 1990, that President George H. Bush approved a joint resolution designating November as “National American Indian Heritage Month.” Congress chose November to honor the harvest season. This resolution recognized Native/Indigenous people of the United States as America’s original inhabitants who made essential contributions to this nation’s history. Every year, by presidential proclamation, the month of November is recognized as National Native American Heritage Month.
National Today offers ways that we can honor the diverse cultures, traditions, histories and contributions of Indigenous peoples throughout our community and in the workplace.
Research of the Institute for American Indian Studies tells us that the name Connecticut derives from the word Quinnetukut which means “long, tidal river”. It is the language of the Algonkian-speaking peoples of Connecticut and home to many Indigenous communities.
The West Hartford community is invited to join in events taking place throughout the state of Connecticut to recognize, celebrate and honor Native American heritage.
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