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Celebrating American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month

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The first American Indian Day was celebrated in May 1916 in New York. Red Fox James, a member of the Blackfeet Nation, rode horseback from state to state to get endorsements from 24 state governments to have a day to honor American Indians. In 1990, President George H.W. Bush signed a joint congressional resolution designating November 1990 as “National American Indian Heritage Month.” Similar...

Spotlight on Commerce: Sydnee Chattin, U.S. Census Bureau

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Ed. note: This post is part of the Spotlight on Commerce series highlighting the contributions of Department of Commerce employees during National Native American Heritage Month. By Sydnee Chattin, Assistant Division Chief, Decennial Support Programs, Field Division, U.S. Census Bureau I serve as the Assistant Division Chief, Decennial Support Programs, Field Division at the U.S. Census Bureau. My...