Governor Pat McCrory signed a proclamation on Wednesday, Nov. 13 designating November 2013 as American Indian Heritage Month. State appointed and elected officials were on hand for the signing along with tribal representatives from the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians.
“American Indians are the foundation of North Carolina’s culture and will help shape its future,” said Gov. McCrory. “November is dedicated to celebrating the unique history and rich traditions of American Indians.”
The NC Commission of Indian Affairs, a division of the Department of Administration, helped organize today’s event. The Commission advocates for the needs of NC’s 122,000 American Indians and performs much of the official work of State government, such as operating the Economic Development Program, Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program, Educational Talent Search Program (a federal TRIO program), Workforce Development Program, and general advocacy on American Indian issues and government-tribal legal matters.
Info: NC Commission of Indian Affairs or Executive Director Greg Richardson (919) 807-4440.
– NC Commission of Indian Affairs