Charles County, Maryland

PHOTO RELEASE: Commissioners Proclaim November as American Indian Heritage Month

For Immediate Release
Tuesday, October 31, 2017 - 1:40pm

PHOTO RELEASE: Commissioners Proclaim November as American Indian Heritage Month

On Tuesday, Oct. 31, the Board of Commissioners proclaimed November 2017 as American Indian Heritage Month in Charles County.  American Indian Heritage Month began as a day of recognition of American Indians in 1915, and is now an annual recognition, marked with educational and celebratory activities throughout the United States.  The Piscataway Indians, indigenous to southern Maryland, continue to reside and thrive in areas where first contact was made with the English colonists in the early 1600s.  Charles County values our tribal communities, and supports their voice in our local, state, and national policy debates. 

PICTURED: Francis Gray, Piscataway Conoy Tribal Chair, along with the Board of Commissioners.

Photos of the event are available online at www.flickr.com/photos/charlescountygovernment/sets.


About Charles County Government

The mission of Charles County Government is to provide our citizens the highest quality service possible in a timely, efficient and courteous manner. To achieve this goal, our government must be operated in an open and accessible atmosphere, be based on comprehensive long- and short-term planning and have an appropriate managerial organization tempered by fiscal responsibility. We support and encourage efforts to grow a diverse workplace. Charles County is a place where all people thrive and businesses grow and prosper; where the preservation of our heritage and environment is paramount; where government services to its citizens are provided at the highest level of excellence; and where the quality of life is the best in the nation.

It is the policy of Charles County to provide equal employment opportunity to all persons regardless of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religious or political affiliation or opinion, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, or any other status protected by law.