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News | Nov. 14, 2022

Troop Support hosts virtual National American Indian Heritage Month event

By Michael Hong DLA Troop Support Public Affairs

Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support Equal Employment Opportunity Office and Navel Supply Systems Command Weapon Systems Support hosted a virtual 2022 National American Indian Heritage Month Observance Program, on Nov. 9th.

According to the 2022 Presidential proclamation, November has been proclaimed as National Native American Heritage Month, where 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. 

“Today at DLA Troop Support, we honor and celebrate the Native American people who have shared their rich culture and traditions with America for centuries,” said Kishayra Lambert, DLA Troop Support deputy commander. “Events like today allow us to appreciate different perspectives, backgrounds and talents.” 

Joining the event as a keynote speaker was Dean Seneca, U.S. Army veteran and CEO of Seneca Scientific Solutions, where he provides capacity building assistance for tribal nations, states, regions, and territories in economic and community development. 

“Cultural respect benefits everyone: consumers, stakeholders and communities,” said Seneca. “Listen to the stories and experiences without being critical or judgmental. Ask questions and take genuine interest in what it means to be from another culture.” 

This year’s National American Indian Heritage Month theme is: Celebrating Respect, Culture, and Education.  The observance month recognizes American Indians for their respect for natural resources and the planet, serving with valor in our nation's conflicts, and for their many distinct and important contributions to the United States.