November is American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month, and the FTC joins the country in honoring the cultures and many contributions of indigenous peoples across America. This year's theme is “Celebrating Respect, Culture, and Education,” which reminds us of the importance of sharing information to support both communities and the people in them.
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I’m all in honoring indigenous people anytime. If this site announces who is honored and not buyers beware then audience will start ignoring emails. Please focus on your mission. Again, I’ve always felt and taught appreciation for history so no shaming please.
In reply to I’m all in honoring… by Marilyn Steele
I agree. When i seen this I thought there was a scam involving the honoring of american indians and native Alaskans.
It is time for America to recognize the
American Indians and what they mean to the founding of American before our forefathers. Help them as we helped the African Americans and American Hispanics. American Indian Lives Matter Too!!! Put the American Indians face back on the front and the Buffalo on the back of the Nickle in honor of the sacrifices and horrific restrictions, and loss of so many precious lives!!! It's their turn!!! Help with education and with more humanitarian help!!! They are stuck on the reservations that our government decided where they were to live. The men and women are in desperate need of help to enrich their lives, give confidence that they can to earn good wages, have honor and respect and to experience
"THE AMERICAN DREAM"!!!
The American Indians and Alaskan Natives are the very last people that should ever suffer any hardship or signs of any type of disrespect. Before we even thought of coming here they were here with an established culture and way of life. We owe them so much for so long it will take decades to repay. The treaties are past their usefulness. It is time to come to our moral senses and re-establish the recognition and repect to the founding citizens iof this great land
If you look at the census, there are American Indians scattered (like the Jewish diaspora) in every state. Not just in very small communities. Are these natives included in your support?
WHY IS CHEROKEE INDIANS NEVER SPOKEN OF TO CELEBRATE. I DO NOT THINK IT IS RIGHT AND NOT FAIR? WHAT IS IT,, THE CHEROKEE INDIANS DO NOT MATTER OR EXIST IN THE MINDS OF THE PRESIDENT NOR THE GOVERNMENT?????
In reply to WHY IS CHEROKEE INDIANS… by VICTORIA CARTER
Cherokees are american indians too. Theres over 500 tribes they can't single out and honor just one. Cherokees are one of the largest tribes believe me we get the attention.