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Tuesday, November 01, 2016

Governor's Office of Community Initiatives Celebrates American Indian Heritage Month at Salisbury University

Governor's Office of Community Initiatives Celebrates
American Indian Heritage Month at Salisbury University
ANNAPOLIS, MD The Governor's Office of Community Initiatives and the Maryland Commission on Indian Affairs today hosted a 2016 American Indian Heritage Month kick-off event at Salisbury University. Festivities included traditional food, guest speakers, cultural presentations, and dancing.
 
"Today, we reflect on the history of American Indians in our state, celebrate the present, and share hopes and goals for the future," said Steven McAdams, executive director of the Governor's Office of Community Initiatives.
 
Members of the Maryland Commission on Indian Affairs all played a role during the celebration, from presenting tribal flags in the Grand Entry to specially acknowledging those veterans in attendance. Natosha Norwood Carmine, the first female chief of the Nanticoke Indian Tribe, delivered the keynote address and spoke of the positive changes that have occurred within the state and her own tribe.
 
New this year was special recognition of six native persons. Jovina Chavis, Lumbee Indian Tribe; Crystal "Cryz" Nkechehosi Proctor, Cedarville Band of Piscataway Indians; and Barry Wilson, Choptico Band, Piscataway-Conoy Tribe, were all honored as Native Adults of the Year. Loren Bowman, Piscataway Conoy Tribe; Lourdes Minor, Choptico Band, Piscataway-Conoy Tribe; and Trevor Rodriguez, Lumbee Indian Tribe, were all Native Youth of the Year.
 
"This year is especially important as it marks the 40th anniversary of the Maryland Commission on Indian Affairs," said Keith Colston, administrative director of the commission. "We're excited for new opportunities for Maryland's American Indians and continued partnerships."

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

The Governor's Office of "Community Initiatives"........WTF.

How about taking the initiative in dealing with the 'bury's crime problem. How about taking the initiative to bring in decent food stores instead of mattress stores and drug stores. How about taking the initiative in bring in affordable housing for the middle class instead of "decorating" Main Street that still won't bring people in. Ha. What a joke. So many other things that need attention here and we get this?

Anonymous said...

How about a field trip to North Dakota in solidarity of the peaceful protest against the pipeline?

Anonymous said...

Red lives mater!

Anonymous said...

How about keeping the promise you were not going th raise taxes on us. How about you were going to always take care of Maryland retired bc they are the back bone of Maryland?? Give 3 dollar pay in crease to retirees while insurance increases 22 percent. You as the governor could fight the insurance increases. How is your 120k heated side walk doing? You WILL NOT fool me again. After 35 years of working for the state I'm returning back to the work force because I can't cover my insurance.

Anonymous said...

Did any Washington Redskins attend?

Anonymous said...

7:39
How about being smart and moving to an area with low crime, great food stores and better housing. If the response is, you can't, then the problem is you.