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MEDIA ADVISORY: Maryland Commission on Indian Affairs Celebrates American Indian Heritage Month in First-Ever Partnership with Montgomery College, Honors Tribal Leaders and Culture

Governor Larry Hogan Proclaims November as American Indian Heritage Month


The Maryland Commission on Indian Affairs and the Governor’s Office of Community Initiatives will host the 2019 American Indian Heritage Month Celebration in the first-ever partnership with Montgomery College under the theme of “Tribal Leaders Making a Path In Today’s World.” Governor Larry Hogan proclaims November as the 2019 American Indian Heritage Month.

The event will include a panel discussion on the past, present, and future of American Indians in Maryland; recognition of Maryland tribal leadership and councils; a presentation of awards; and cultural performances.

The Maryland Commission on Indian Affairs works to serve as a statewide clearinghouse for information; to identify unmet social and economic needs of the native community; to support government education programs for American Indian youth; to provide support in the process of obtaining recognition of state and federal Indian status; and to promote the awareness and understanding of historical and contemporary American Indian contributions in Maryland.

Registration is available here.


Maryland Commission on Indian Affairs
Governor’s Office of Community Initiatives
Montgomery College, Rockville Campus


Friday, November 1st
4:00 pm – 4:30 pm Registration
4:30 pm – 6:30 pm Panel Discussion
6:35 pm – 6:50 pm Presentation of Tribal Flags and Invocation in Piscataway Language
6:50 pm – 7:30 pm Remarks, Governor Hogan’s Proclamation Presentation, and Performances
7:30 pm – 7:50 pm Awards Presentation, Recognition of Police Officers and Volunteers
7:50 pm – 8:05 pm Honor Songs and Dances
8:05 pm – 9:00 pm Refreshments and Closing


Montgomery College, Rockville Campus
51 Mannakee Street, Rockville, Md.
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