Sitka to proclaim November as Native heritage month

    Sitka, Alaska (KINY)- The City & Borough of Sitka will unveil a proclamation on Tuesday night recognizing Native American Heritage Month.

    According to the proclamation, the purpose of Native American Heritage Month is to honor and recognize the indigenous people of our Nation; and states the Tlingit, Haida, Tsimshian and Eyak cultures of Southeast Alaska have much to celebrate in their varied and rich cultures.

    "It is important that honor is bestowed on our State’s indigenous ancestors - and today’s tribal elders - because if not for the survival and adaptive skills of those who have come before us, Alaska’s tribal cultures may not be as strong as they are today," the proclamation states. "And by continuing to teach the next generation to employ and respect their cultural and spiritual heritage, indigenous languages, oral narratives and traditional foods our state’s local, regional and statewide tribal leadership is nurtured and inspired to serve."

    The resolution proclaims November 2020 as Native American Heritage Month.


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