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November 27, 2013

American Indian Heritage Month 2013 winds down

In honor of National American Indian Heritage Month, here are the facts of the day from the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute website at https://www.deomi.org:

Day 27: Founded in 1944, the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) is the oldest, largest, and most representative American Indian and Alaska Native organization serving the broad interests of tribal governments and communities. NCAI, a non-profit organization, advocates for a bright future for generations to come by taking the lead to gain consensus on a constructive and promising vision for Indian Country.

Day 28: In 1972, the Alaska state legislature established the Alaska Native Language Center to research and document the state’s 20 native languages. Internationally known as the major center for the study of the Yup’ik, Iñupiaq, Iñupiat, and Northern Athabaskan languages, the center houses an archival collection of more than 10,000 items, virtually all written in or about Alaska Native languages. Like every language in the world, each of those native languages is worthy of preservation, according to the mission statement of the Alaska Native Language Center.

Day 29: The National Museum of the American Indian in Washington D.C. is the first national museum dedicated to the preservation, study, and exhibition of the life, languages, literature, history, and arts of Native Americans. Established by an act of Congress in 1989, the museum works in collaboration with the Native people of the Western Hemisphere to protect and foster their cultures by reaffirming traditions and beliefs, encouraging contemporary artistic expression, and empowering the Indian voice.

Day 30: In 1976, Molly Hootch, a 16-year-old from the Yukon River village of Emmonak, and Anna Tobeluk, an 18-year-old from the village of Nunapitchuk, sued Alaska for failing to provide local high schools in predominantly Alaska Native villages. They argued that the state was discriminating against Alaska Native students and contributing to dropout rates. The signing of the Tobeluck Consent Decree committed the state to provide high schools in Alaska Native villages, leading to 105 high schools opening.




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