November is National American Indian Heritage Month

BUCKHANNON — Members of the Daughters of the American Revolution joined the mayor and City of Buckhannon in proclaiming November as National American Indian Heritage Month at Buckhannon City Hall on Wednesday.

Linda Hinter, Loretta Dawson, Carolyn Crozier, Mayor David McCauley, Pam Gillespie, and Nancy Greenleaf were present for the proclamation.

The Daughters of the American Revolution provides college scholarships to Native Americans of any age or tribe who wish to pursue higher education, including undergraduate and graduate degrees.

For information about applying for the scholarship, visit the DAR webpage here: https://www.dar.org/national-society/scholarships/american-indian

The proclamation text:

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

NOW THEREFORE, I, David McCauley, by virtue of the authority vested in me as Mayor of the City of Buckhannon 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.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Seal of the City of Buckhannon to be affixed this 7th day of November, in the year of our Lord two thousand eighteen.

David W. McCauley, Mayor
City of Buckhannon

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