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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

WHAT:

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.

WHO:

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

WHEN:

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

WHERE:

Montgomery College, Rockville Campus
51 Mannakee Street, Rockville, Md.
Theatre Arts Buildings


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