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MEDIA ADVISORY: Maryland Commission on Indian Affairs Joins Port Discovery Children’s Museum to Celebrate American Indian Heritage Month

Colorful Dances, Presentations During KickOff Ceremony

WHAT: Governor Larry Hogan proclaims November 29, 2019, as American Indian Heritage Day in Maryland and the Governor’s Office of Community Initiatives, along with the Maryland Commission on Indian Affairs, will join the Port Discovery Children’s Museum and Baltimore American Indian Center to celebrate American Indian Heritage Day and Month. 

The museum hosts family-friendly events and invites more than 58,000 American Indians and other citizens – especially children and youth – to honor the community’s history, to share the traditions and rich heritage of American Indian tribes, and to pass the legacy of the tribes to the next generations during the weekend after Thanksgiving Day.

The Governor’s Office of Community Initiatives and Maryland Commission on Indian Affairs will lead a kickoff ceremony on the morning of Friday, November 29 honoring American Indian Heritage Day, a state holiday established in 2008. The opening ceremony will include a traditional call for procession, honor song and dance, and presentation of the Governor Hogan’s proclamation of American Indian Heritage Month.

Other activities within the museum will continue through December 1 to include an interactive exploration of American Indian culture and traditions, displays of Accohannock and Piscataway Conoy tribes, Kentkatam (Let’s Dance), and art projects. Learn more from the Port Discovery Children’s Museum website

The Maryland Commission on Indian Affairs coordinates programs and projects to further the cultural, educational, economic and social development of Maryland’s diverse Indian communities. The Commission also works to promote public awareness and appreciation of contributions American Indians have made to life in Maryland.

WHO: Governor’s Office of Community Initiatives
Maryland Commission on Indian Affairs
Port Discovery Children’s Museum
Baltimore American Indian Center
WHEN: Friday, November 29, 2019
11:00 am
WHERE: Port Discovery Children’s Museum
35 Market Place,
Baltimore, Md.

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