Every year, by statute and/or presidential proclamation, the month of November is recognized as National Native American Heritage Month. In 1907 both Charles Curtis of Kansas and Robert Owen of Oklahoma were senators of Native American descent.https://www.senate.gov › generic
November is National American Indian Heritage Month The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in paying tribute to the rich ancestry and traditions of Native Americans.Read More »
Native American Heritage Day
Congress passes House Joint Resolution 40 (Pub. L. 111-33), the “Native American Heritage Day Act of 2009”, which designates the Friday immediately following Thanksgiving Day of each year as “Native American Heritage Day.” President Barack Obama signs the legislation on June 26. https://www.bia.gov › NNAHM
Curated by artist Jaune Quick-to-See Smith (Citizen of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Nation), this exhibition brings together works by an intergenerational group of nearly 50 living Native artists practicing across the United States.(National Gallery of Art)Visit the online exhibition »
This commemorative month aims to provide a platform for Native people in the United States of America to share their culture, traditions, music, crafts, dance, and ways and concepts of life. This gives Native people the opportunity to express to their community, both city, county and state officials their concerns and solutions for building bridges of understanding and friendship in their local area. Federal Agencies are encouraged to provide educational programs for their employees regarding Native American history, rights, culture and contemporary issues, to better assist them in their jobs and for overall awareness.
On October 31, 2019, President Donald Trump also proclaimed November 2019 as National American History and Founders Month to celebrate the first European founders and colonizers of America. In a similar fashion to when, on October 13, 2019, President Donald Trump issued a formal proclamation acknowledging Columbus Day as being the Federal National holiday and not Indigenous Peoples' Day, some journalists suggested National American History and Founders Month is an attempt to subvert attention from National Native American Heritage Month
Native American Heritage Month: A Proud Heritage
Native American Heritage Month: A Proud Heritage
BY TOM COLE
NOVEMBER 06, 2023
Guest Opinion. Each year during the month of November, I am proud that our nation takes this time to reflect on the unique heritage, rich history and special contributions of Native Americans. As a proud member of the Chickasaw Nation of Oklahoma, I always take this special time to reflect on my tribal heritage and the importance of tribes and their members in the United States. And as the longest serving Native American in the U.S. House of Representatives, the privilege and honor it is to represent the interests of tribes in Congress is certainly not lost on me.
Across the United States, there are more than 570 federally-recognized tribes – including 39 sovereign tribes in Oklahoma and four headquartered in the Fourth District and another half a dozen with tribal territory and jurisdiction within its boundaries. Native American issues always encourage bipartisan cooperation and attention. As the Republican Co-Chair of the bipartisan Congressional Native American Caucus, I am proud to promote policies that affirm and protect tribal sovereignty and the right to self-governance and preserve the promises made by the federal government in treaty agreements.
This month and always, it is important Americans celebrate Native American Heritage Month and remember the role tribes and tribal leaders have played in American history. Tribes have greatly influenced the land in which we live, even before the United States came to be, and it is our obligation to uphold the federal trust responsibility to protect their interests and sovereignty.
Rep. Tom Cole (Chickasaw), who represents Oklahoma’s 4th congressional district, is the longest serving Native American in history to serve the U.S. House of Representatives. He currently serves as the chairman of the House Rules Committee.nativenewsonline.net/…
Muskogean was the most important language family of the Native American Southeastern Culture Area. In her introduction to Florida Place....
Indigenous Americans: Spirituality and Ecos
Each nation and community has its own unique traditions. Still, several characteristics stand out. First, it is common to envision the creative process of the universe as a form of thought or mental process. Second, it is common to have a source of creation that is plural, either because several entities participate in creation or because the process as it unfolds includes many sacred actors stemming from a First Principle (Father/Mother or Grandfather/Grandmother). Third, the agents of creation are seldom pictured as human, but are depicted instead as “wakan” (holy), or animal-like (coyote, raven, great white hare, etc.), or as forces of nature (such as wind/breath). The Lakota medicine man Lame Deer says that the Great Spirit “is not like a human being. . . . He is a power. That power could be in a cup of coffee. The Great Spirit is no old man with a beard.”1 The concept perhaps resembles the elohim of the Jewish Genesis, the plural form of eloi, usually mistranslated as “God,” as though it were singular.
Perhaps the most important aspect of indigenous cosmic visions is the conception of creation as a living process, resulting in a living universe in which a kinship exists between all things. Thus the Creators are our family, our Grandparents or Parents, and all of their creations are children who, of necessity, are also our relations.
An ancient Ashiwi (Zuñi) prayer-song states:
That our earth mother may wrap herself In a four-fold robe of white meal [snow]; . . . When our earth mother is replete with living waters, When spring comes, The source of our flesh, All the different kinds of corn We shall lay to rest in the ground with the earth mother’s living waters, They will be made into new beings, Coming out standing into the daylight of their Sun father, to all sides They will stretch out their hands. . . .thus the Mother Earth is a living being, as are the waters and the Sun.
Why Thanksgiving Is Also a National Day of Mourning.
It's important to know that for many Native Americans, Thanksgiving is a day of mourning and protest since it commemorates the arrival of settlers in North America and the centuries of oppression and genocide that followed.Nov 6, 2023
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The word occult comes from the Latin occultus (clandestine, hidden, secret), referring to "knowledge of the hidden
This group is named after "Complete illustrated Book of the Psychic Sciences" a book by Walter B. Gibson 1966.A fun and interesting read.
Walter Brown Gibson (September 12, 1897 – December 6, 1985) was an American writer and professional magician, best known for his work on the pulp fiction character The Shadow. Wikipedia
☆The 'Occult and Psychical Sciences' on DK
is a spooky group here on DK)☆
The group will consist of stories about the spooky and scary, personal anecdotes, and general Paranormal, Philosophical,metaphysical,Arcane, Esoteric,and Existential information,& conversation about the unexplained in the world and universe.
(& all Religion is welcome here in this space.)
People are encouraged to share their personal spooky experiences, philosophy, and similar influences. (Please contact me in kmail if you wish to join us).~A spookylink: psychicscience
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