November 8, 2022 at 8:23 pm #66873MarcSnellingKeymaster
Nov. 5—HOLLISTER — The Haliwa-Saponi Tribe will participate in a number of events to celebrate American Indian Heritage Month.
In fact, the celebration has already begun.
Haliwa-Saponi Chief Ogletree Richardson said a number of tribal members participated in a celebration at Halifax Community College on November 1. The event featured the Haliwa-Saponi Indian Tribe and the Chowanoke Indian Nation and included music, traditional dancing in tribal regalia and samples of American Indian foods.
The celebration of American Indian Heritage Month will continue.
“We will be doing performances in different areas,” Richardson said. In addition, she said they will take part in events hosted by the North Carolina Museum of History.
On November 18, the museum will sponsor American Indian Heritage Celebration Virtual Education Day, designed for students and teachers in grades K-12. A variety of multimedia presentations will focus on American Indian culture including live dance and drumming demonstrations.
On the following day, the museum, with support from the North Carolina Commission of Indian Affairs and the North Carolina American Indian Commission, will host the 27th Annual American Indian Heritage Celebration, which will include demonstrations, presentations and performances highlighting the traditional and contemporary artistic, scientific, historic and cultural contributions of American Indians in North Carolina
The museum has also scheduled a number of other events during the month, including a session on American Indian Folktales and a session on American Indian history.
These activities celebrate November 2022 as American Indian Heritage Month in North Carolina, as proclaimed by Gov. Roy Cooper on November 1. The proclamation noted that “North Carolina is home to eight state-recognized Indian tribes.” It stated, in part, “we must preserve the rich history of American Indians to continue building a brighter future for North Carolina and all its people. . . . This month, we honor the vibrant and diverse culture of American Indians across our state, strengthening partnerships, understanding, and appreciation of our state’s native populations.”
Over the years, the Haliwa-Saponi Tribe has actively celebrated American Indian Heritage Month. “We always participate in those activities with the other tribes,” Richardson said. “Our goal is to get out and tell our story, share our history.”
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