Native American Heritage Month 2021 Proclamation

Native American Heritage Month Proclamation  

WHEREAS, Native American Heritage Month is celebrated every year to recognize the importance of Native American cultures, contributions, history, traditions, and art; and

WHEREAS, this tradition was established in 1990, when former U.S. President George H.W. Bush declared the month of November as “National American Indian Heritage Month” now more commonly known as Native American Heritage Month; and 

WHEREAS, during Native American Heritage Month, we honor the Native American veterans and service members who have courageously served and continue to serve in our Armed Forces; and 

WHEREAS, the history of Upper Darby has been significantly influenced by Native Americans, especially the Lenni-Lenape tribe, whose people cared for the lands surrounding the Delaware River, including this area, for more than 10,000 years; and 

WHEREAS, in celebration of Native American Heritage Month, we encourage everyone to recognize the accomplishments and contributions that Native Americans have made to our society, and we are grateful to the local organizations who work with and in support of the Native American community.


NOW, THEREFORE I, Barbarann Keffer, Mayor of Upper Darby Township, along with Township Council, do hereby proclaim the month of November 2021, as  

Native American Heritage Month 

in Upper Darby and encourage the entire community to participate in its observance.


Barbarann Keffer, Mayor

Upper Darby Township

Delaware County, Pennsylvania

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