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DNR Hosts American Indian Heritage Program

Keynote Speaker, Commissioner Virginia Busby of the the Maryland Commission on Indian Affairs

Who: Open to the Public

When: Monday, November 19 at 12 p.m.

Where: Tawes Building (Room C-1) 580 Taylor Avenue, Annapolis

Cost: Free

Contact: 410-260-8058

November is American Indian Heritage Month and the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is celebrating with a program honoring the contributions and achievements of Maryland’s American Indian residents and tribes. The program will include a reading of the Governor’s Proclamation, an open dialogue and a light lunch.

The keynote speaker will be Commissioner Virginia Busby, of the Maryland Commission on Indian Affairs (MCIA). Busby has worked diligently on behalf of MCIA to successfully gain more tribal involvement within the development of the Captain John C. Smith Water Park Trails. She has also worked with other State units ─ including DNR, the Maryland Planning Department, and the Maryland Public Trust ─ in gaining the burial and reburial of Maryland American Indian remains in a fashion respectful of cultural traditions.