AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKAN NATIVE HERITAGE MONTH 2006

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NAVADMIN 301/06
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SUBJ/AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKAN NATIVE HERITAGE MONTH 2006//


GENTEXT/REMARKS/1.  THIS NAVADMIN ANNOUNCES NOVEMBER AS
NATIONAL AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKAN NATIVE HERITAGE MONTH
WHICH PROVIDES COMMANDS ANOTHER OPPORTUNITY TO CELEBRATE OUR
DIVERSITY BY FOCUSING ON THE OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTIONS AND
DISTINCTIVE CULTURES OF THE AMERICAN INDIANS AND ALASKAN
NATIVES.  THIS YEAR S THEME FOR AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKAN
NATIVE HERITAGE MONTH IS "OUR PEOPLE, A DIVERSITY OF CULTURE."
2.  THROUGHOUT OUR NATION'S HISTORY, AMERICAN INDIANS AND
ALASKAN NATIVES HAVE SIGNIFICANTLY CONTRIBUTED TO OUR SECURITY
AND FREEDOM.  DURING WORLD WAR I, NEARLY 12,000 AMERICAN INDIANS
AND ALASKAN NATIVES SERVED AS VOLUNTEERS.  DURING WORLD WAR II,
44,000 AMERICAN INDIANS AND ALASKAN NATIVES SERVED WITH
DISTINCTION IN BOTH THE PACIFIC AND EUROPEAN THEATERS AND
24,000 SERVED IN OPERATION DESERT STORM.  TODAY OVER 13,000
AMERICAN INDIANS AND ALASKAN NATIVES FOLLOW IN THE FOOTSTEPS
OF THESE PRIOR GENERATIONS AND PROUDLY SERVE IN THE UNITED STATES
NAVY.
3.  ALL COMMANDS ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO INCREASE THEIR
KNOWLEDGE AND AWARENESS OF AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKAN NATIVE
CULTURES AND CONTRIBUTIONS THROUGH PROGRAMS, EXHIBITS, PUBLICATIONS,
AND PARTICIPATION IN MILITARY AND COMMUNITY EVENTS RECOGNIZING THE
DIVERSITY OF OUR AMERICAN HERITAGE.
4.  DOD WILL OBSERVE AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKAN NATIVE MONTH WITH
PARTICIPATION AT THE AMERICAN INDIAN SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING SOCIETY
(AISES) NATIONAL CONFERENCE, 2-4 NOVEMBER, IN DETROIT, MICHIGAN.
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON AISES VISIT:  WWW.AISES.ORG.
5.  INFORMATION ON OTHER DIVERSITY CONFERENCES, EVENTS, AND
OBSERVANCES IS AVAILABLE AT THE NAVY DIVERSITY WEB SITE:
WWW.NPC.NAVY.MIL/COMMANDSUPPORT/DIVERSITY/.
6.  POC:  CDR DEAN STEWART-CURRY AT (901) 874-4271/DSN 882 OR EMAIL
AT DEAN.STEWART-CURRY@NAVY.MIL.
7.  RELEASED BY VADM J. C. HARVEY, JR., N1.//
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