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NEWS | Oct. 27, 2008

Randolph to celebrate American Indian contributions in November

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.