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American Indian Heritage Day in Texas
September 30, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
This year, we are very proud to announce the 5th Annual Statewide Celebration, “Echoes of Truth”, on September 30, 2017, at the Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie, Texas, celebrating the passage of a law known as AMERICAN INDIAN HERITAGE DAY (AIHDT).
The 2017 “Echoes of Truth” – is a state observance celebration of the passage of the House Bill 174 that became law – is a landmark success.
The American Indian Heritage Day Committee is planning a two-phase celebration:
+ First phase +
Educational observance on Friday, September 29, 2017, is a day for public schools, organizations, and businesses. AIHD will serve as an on-line resource. AIHD hopes to have a digital American Indian curriculum as an additional resource in the near future. We are in the building stages to bring American Indians to the table, to become more of a focus as Indigenous People before the United States. We are also in steps to expand our voice beyond the Dallas/Fort Worth Community to the State of Texas. This is an exciting adventure!
+ Second phase +
AIHD is hosting the “Echoes of Truth” on Saturday, September 30, 2017. The morning presentation will highlight a very challenging topic, “American Indian Stickball – The creation of the game and forerunner to Lacrosse. We are introducing the Southeastern Style of the Game”. The noon presentaiton will be Tribal Connection whereby recognition of tribal dignitaries, Strikingsticks Award and the honoring of the Elder of the Year. The afternoon presentation will be a discussion on “The Five Civilized Tribes – Sacredness of Tribal Songs”. The songs theme will focus on the Church Hymnals sung with our Tribal Dialect, Stomp Dance songs and Social songs from our Tribes.AIHD is requesting financial support for the 5th annual celebration. We feel that your assistance will benefit the mission and goals of the American Indian Heritage Day Celebration.
We want to extend an invitation to everyone.
FREE Admission and open to the public.