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Governor Signs Proclamation to Recognize November as Native American Heritage Month in Kansas

Monday, October 29, 2012

The Governor hosted a proclamation signing ceremony to recognize November as Native American Heritage Month in Kansas.  The signing ceremony  was held on Friday, October 26, 2012 at 11:30 a.m. to honor the history and culture of American Indians and their influence and impact on the State of Kansas.  Michael Zogry, Director of the Indigenous Studies program, and Elizabeth Kronk, ISP affiliate faculty member attended the ceremony.

Pictured from left to right:

Laura Bond, Vice Regent, Topeka Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution
Mary Ellen Norris, Topeka Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution
Tim Rhodd, Chairman of the Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska
Steve Ortiz, Chairman of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation
Representative Ponka-We Victors, Wichita, KS
Governor Sam Brownback
Steve Cadue, Chairman, Kickapoo Tribe in Kansas
Tony Fee, Secretary, Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska
Stephen Prue, Executive Assistant – Office of the President, Haskell Indian Nations University
Michael Zogry, Ph.D., Director, Indigenous Studies, The University of Kansas
Elizabeth Ann Kronk, Director of the Tribal Law and Government Center, The University of Kansas

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