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National American Indian Heritage Month Employee Spotlight: Ann Large
National American Indian Heritage Month is celebrated each November. Ann Large is a financial systems specialist in the enterprise solutions and standards directorate at the Defense Finance and Accounting Service – Columbus and is a full-blooded Navajo.
Nov. 6, 2020 - The Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime recognizes National American Indian Heritage Month each November. We are highlighting employees of American Indian heritage throughout the month in honor of their enduring contributions to the agency’s global mission of logistics support to America’s warfighters.

National American Indian Heritage Month Employee Spotlight: Patricia Hampton
Patricia Hampton is a supply chain point of contact and her role is as a primary analyst for requests to prepare readiness status reports submitted to the assigned supply chain.
Oct. 28, 2020 - The Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime recognizes National American Indian Heritage Month each November. We are highlighting employees of American Indian heritage throughout the month in honor of their enduring contributions to the agency’s global mission of logistics support to America’s warfighters.

 

 

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PURPOSE

The purpose of this program is to provide focus on issues such as equal program delivery and the employment, promotion, training and career enhancement affecting American Indian employees and applicants in our agency. The month of observance is November for this program.

HISTORY

The history of Native American Indian Heritage Month goes back to the early 1900s when efforts were made to set aside a day to recognize the contribution of Native Americans. In 1914, Red Fox James, a Blackfeet Indian, traveled by horseback to every state obtaining endorsements to have a day of honor for the First Americans. On December 14, 1915, he submitted to the White House, the 24 state endorsements he had obtained. But it would be nine years before an Act of Congress would even grant citizenship to Native Americans.

The first "American Indian Day" in a state was declared on the Second Saturday in May 1916, by the Governor of New York. In 1990 President George H. W. Bush approved a joint resolution designating November 1990 "National American Indian Heritage Month." Similar proclamations have been issued each year since 1994.