NEWS | Oct. 27, 2008

Randolph to celebrate American Indian contributions in November

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The contributions American Indians have made to the U.S. Air Force and Nation will be honored as  American Indian Heritage month is set to kick-off a celebration of native culture.

Opening ceremonies at Randolph will include an American Indian flag raising and "Reveille," and will begin at 8 a.m. on Nov. 5 at the Gaylor Airman Leadership School flagpole.

The following events are scheduled for the month-long celebration:
· American Indian book and pictorial exhibit - Nov. 1-30 at the Randolph Library, Bldg. 598.
· Austin "Pow Wow" and American Indian Heritage festival - 10 a.m. on Nov. 1 at the Berger Center in Austin, Texas.
· American Indian documentaries and biographies - "Sitting Bull: Chief of the Lakota Nation," at 11 a.m. on Nov. 7; and "Crazy Horse: The Last Warrior," at noon on Nov. 7. Both showing are at the base theater.
· Ninth Annual Ft. Sam Houston "Pow Wow" - from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Nov. 8 at the Jimmy Brought Fitness Center, Bldg. 320 on Ft. Sam Houston (use the Walters Street gate).
· Native American Community Tribute to Veterans - 9:30 a.m. Nov. 11 at the Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery.

For more information on America Indian Heritage Month events, call Chief Master Sgt. Johanna Oren at 652-4147.