CCRD Celebrates Native American Heritage Month

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In 1990, President George H. W. Bush approved a joint resolution designating November 1990 as “National American Indian Heritage Month.” For almost one hundred years, Americans both Indian and non-Indian urged that there be permanently designated by the nation a special place on the calendar to honor the contributions, achievements, sacrifices, and cultural and historical legacy of the original inhabitants of what is now the United States and their descendants: the American Indian and Alaska Native people.


There are 48 ancestral tribes in Colorado, all of which have their own unique story and culture. Visit the Colorado Commission on Indian Affairs for more information: The Commission is committed to facilitating communication between the Southern Ute Indian Tribe, Ute Mountain Ute Tribe, the other 46 Historic Tribes of Colorado, American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) organizations, state agencies, and affiliated groups.

At the federal and state levels, the EEOC and CCRD work with Tribal Employment Rights Offices (TEROs) to manage charges of discrimination and the protection of the employment rights of Native Americans. Colorado has two TEROSthe Southern Ute Indian Tribe (TERO) and the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe (TERO). Please visit the EEOC Denver Field Office's website for more information: State, Local and Tribal Programs | U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (