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Virginia Native American Month

November 1 - November 30

Governor Youngkin Celebrates Native American Heritage Month

WHEREAS, Native Americans have inhabited the land now known as the Commonwealth of Virginia for thousands of years; and,

WHEREAS, Virginia is home to 11 state-recognized Indian tribes: the Cheroenhaka (Nottoway), Chickahominy, Eastern Chickahominy, Mattaponi, Monacan, Nansemond, Nottoway, Pamunkey, Patawomeck, United Rappahannock, and the Upper Mattaponi; and,

WHEREAS, thousands of Native Americans from other tribes across the country have moved to Virginia and call the Commonwealth their home; and,

WHEREAS, Virginia’s Native American community enriches the Commonwealth with its culture and traditions, while also serving as a significant contributor to Virginia through their commitment to environmental stewardship; and,

WHEREAS, American Indian Day was established in Virginia in 1987; the General Assembly expanded to a week in 1988; the General Assembly revised the recognition to “Native American Indian Month” in 1996 proclaimed the Wednesday immediately preceding Thanksgiving as a Day of Appreciation for American Indians in the Commonwealth of Virginia of each year; and

WHEREAS, Native American Heritage Month is an opportunity to celebrate the thousands of American Indians in Virginia that help shape the cultural fabric of our nation and strengthen the Spirit of Virginia through their rich and important culture;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Glenn Youngkin, do hereby recognize November 2022 as NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH in the COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA, and I call this observance to the attention of our citizens.


Here is one example of how to honor our Virginia Tribes in your church or organization each November.

Read about the sins our forefathers committed in the 1607 Jamestown Colony that are still affecting America today. —including our sins against our Virginia Tribes.  According to Leviticus 26: 39-42, confessing these ancestral sins can help heal America!

Pray about having a representative of our Virginia tribes come to your church to honor them and to confess the sins of our Virginia forefathers against their native ancestors.

This can help to heal America, according to the Bible!  Read about this biblical principal in this book. It has 400 footnotes, but it is easy to read, with many illustrations. Only $5 on Kindle or $10 printed. 

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