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Today is American Indian Heritage Day!

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Did you know…

–  that former President George H. W. Bush approved a Joint Resolution of Congress in 1990 that designated November 1990 as National American Indian Heritage month (and similar proclamations were issued yearly since 1994)?

–  that the first American Indian Day was declared in 1916 in the state of New York?

–  that 184 Native American tribes throughout the United States support the establishment of a day honoring American Indian heritage?

–  that, according to the United States Census Bureau’s 2010 census, 0.4% of the total Maryland population is American Indian and/or Alaska Native?

–  that today is American Indian Heritage Day in Maryland?  As of October 1, 2008, pursuant to House Bill 83/Chapter 486, American Indian Heritage Day is a Maryland state holiday that falls on the Friday after Thanksgiving Day.

Are you interested in researching Native American law?  If so, then check out the Georgetown Law Library’s guide at

More information about Native American Heritage Month is available at

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