November was proclaimed Native American Heritage Month in 1990 by President George H. W. Bush. But it took over seventy years to get here.
Treathyl Fox's insight:
"Currently there are 562 tribal governments in the United States recognized by the federal government. Each tribe can form its own government and enforces its own laws, establishes its own taxes and regulates its own activities." That's interesting. So if this can be accomplished in America, other countries with tribal communities ( "Afghanistan's tribal groups" http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/1658073.stm ) should just copy the Native Americans. Sounds easy enough!
* * * APOLOGIES!!! YAHOO Voices shut down and the article shared was unpublished. Here is a replacement link. http://nativeamericanheritagemonth.gov/ NOTE: Although the link may be a replacement, my thoughts ("insight") on the matter have not changed. :)
Indigenous Heritage Languages: Native Americans (worldheritagef13.wordpress.com)
Dr. Susan La Flesche Picotte was the 1st Native American woman to become a physician in the USA. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
English: Martha Gradolf, contemporary Ho-Chunk weaver, displayed a rush pouch in progress. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)