November is Native American Heritage Month

City, Partners organize Heritage Month celebrations

Brian Coddington, Communications Director, 509.625.6740

Monday, November 3, 2014 at 2:24 p.m.

The City of Spokane is honoring November as Native American Heritage Month. Mayor David Condon and City Council President Ben Stuckart read the official proclamation Monday at the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture (MAC).

During the nationally recognized heritage month, the City is honoring all local and regional tribes of the Inland Northwest including the Spokane Tribe, the Colville Confederation Tribes, the Coeur d’Alene Tribe, the Kootenai Tribe, the Kalispel Tribe, the Nez Perce Tribe, the Yakama Nation, and the Umatilla Tribe. The City is also recognizing and honoring all of its residents representing at least 339 tribes, bands, and nations of American Indian, Alaskan Native, and First Nation peoples, whose rich cultural heritage and contributions have significantly influenced and enriched the Spokane region.

Native American Heritage Month events throughout the month of November include fundraisers, a gala, film screenings, an autumn craft fair, culture nights, and more.

The month-long festivities continue the series of multicultural celebrations presented by the City of Spokane, following Hispanic Heritage Month in September.