Pictured, from left, are From left to right Loretta Dawson, Georgette Ward, Buckhannon mayor Robbie Skinner and April Wallace. / Photo by Monica Zalaznik

City declares November National American Indian Heritage Month

BUCKHANNON – Members of the Daughters of the American Revolution joined Mayor Robbie Skinner Thursday, Nov. 4 to proclaim November as National American Indian Heritage Month.

The proclamation read:

Whereas the history and culture of our great nation have been significantly influenced by American Indians and indigenous people, and;

Whereas the contributions of American Indians have enhanced the freedom prosperity and greatness of America today, and;

Whereas their customs and traditions are respected and celebrated as part of a rich legacy throughout the United States, and;

Whereas Native American Awareness Week began in 1976 and recognition was expanded by Congress and approved by President George H.W. Bush in 1990, designating the month of November as national American Indian heritage month, and;

Whereas in honor of National American Indian heritage month community celebrations as well as cultural artistic educational and historical activities should be planned, and;

Now therefore, I Robert N. Skinner IIIs by virtue of the authority vested in me as mayor of the city of Buchanan do hereby proclaim November as National American Indian heritage month in the city of Buckhannon and urge all our citizens to observe this month with appropriate programs ceremonies and activities.

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