Ethnic Technologies Celebrates
“November is National Native American Heritage Month”
Ethnic Technologies, the leading multicultural marketing software and data company, celebrates “November is National Native American Heritage Month.”
While the first American Indian Day was celebrated in May 1916 in New York, in 1990, November was designated “National American Indian Heritage Month” by then-President George H.W. Bush and similar proclamations have been issued every year since 1994.
Now called “American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month” or “National Native American Heritage Month,” this year’s Proclamation by President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. contains the following passage:
“During National Native American Heritage Month, we celebrate Indigenous peoples past and present and rededicate ourselves to honoring Tribal sovereignty, promoting Tribal self-determination, and upholding the United States’ solemn trust and treaty responsibilities to Tribal Nations. America has not always delivered on its promise of equal dignity and respect for Native Americans. For centuries, broken treaties, dispossession of ancestral lands, and policies of assimilation and termination sought to decimate Native populations and their ways of life. But despite this painful history, Indigenous peoples, their governments, and their communities have persevered and flourished. As teachers and scholars, scientists and doctors, writers and artists, business leaders and elected officials, heroes in uniform, and so much more, they have made immeasurable contributions to our country’s progress.
We must do more to ensure that Native Americans have every opportunity to succeed and that their expertise informs our Federal policy-making. That is why my Administration is engaging in meaningful consultation with Tribal leaders, particularly when it comes to treaty rights, reserved rights, management and stewardship of Federal lands, consideration of Indigenous Knowledge, and other policies that affect Native peoples. That is also why I appointed Secretary Deb Haaland to be the first-ever Native American Cabinet Secretary, and why more than 50 Native Americans now serve in significant roles across the executive branch….
As we look ahead, my Administration will continue to write a new and better chapter in the story of our Nation-to-Nation relationships. We will defend Tribal sovereignty, self-government, self-determination, and the homelands of Tribal Nations. We will support Tribal economies, recognizing that Tribal governments provide a vast array of physical infrastructure, social services, and good-paying jobs that benefit their citizens and surrounding communities. We will keep fighting for better health care, child care, education, and housing in Tribal communities. We will always honor the profound impact Native Americans continue to have in shaping our Nation and bringing us closer to the more perfect Union we know we can and must be. I urge all Americans, as well as their elected representatives at the Federal, State, and local levels, to observe this month with appropriate programs, ceremonies, and activities, and to celebrate November 25, 2022, as Native American Heritage Day.”
According to the U.S. Census Bureau here are some statistics for American Indians and Alaska Natives, one of the six major race categories defined by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget.
7.1 million The nation’s American Indian and Alaska Native population alone or in combination with other race groups in 2020.
10.1 million The projected American Indian and Alaska Native population alone or in combination with other race groups on July 1, 2060. They would constitute 2.5% of the total population.
324 The number of distinct, federally recognized American Indian reservations in 2020, including federal reservations and off-reservation trust land.
574 The number of federally recognized Indian tribes in 2020.
142,972 The number of single-race American Indian and Alaska Native veterans of the U.S. armed forces in 2019.
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