2017 Celebration

Echoes of (Tru).th

September 30, 2017
the Lone Star Park

We want to extend a special invitation to explore ``Our World Interpreted`` celebrating a grass root movement that started from the Dallas community.
OUR SCHEDULE

Five Civilized Tribes

The theme “Echoes of (Tru).th” theme is focused on the Five Civilized Tribes and the unique relationship each Tribe and Nation are associated with the similarities of our Culture Preservation and the songs from the Southeastern People.

Fifth Anniversary

Our Fifth Annual American Indian Heritage Day in Texas Anniversary has become a landmark success from the grass root movement that started from a digital movement to eliminate Columbus Day but became a Day of Celebration.

About Us

The unique niche is that we had a chance to have our own American Indian Heritage Day to celebrate our people, our culture and preserve our ways for our future and honor our elders. The is a State Observance Law in the State of Texas.

LITTLE BROTHER OF WAR

Morning Session

American Indian Stickball

September 30, 2017
at 10:30am

The creation of the game and forerunner to Lacrosse.
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PRESERVING STORIES OF OUR PEOPLE

Afternoon Session

Echoes of
Future Legacy

September 30, 2017
at 1:00pm

1:00pm PRESERVATION OF MUSIC AND DANCE:
Church Hymns, Social & Stomp Dance Songs
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HOUSE BILL 174 BECAME

LAW IN TEXAS

Passed on May 10, 2013, Governor Rick Perry signed House Bill 174 into law, declaring that the last Friday in September is observed as “American Indian Heritage Day” in the State of Texas. The purpose of the bill is to increase allies in all walks of life, between Indians and non-Indians, to act in solidarity in increasing readily-available education and resources that put American Indian issues in the forefront of conversations in today’s society. With three federally-recognized tribes and one state-recognized tribe in Texas, the passage of such a bill and subsequent celebrations by the non-profit organization that shares its namesake, American Indian Heritage Day provides spaces and experiences to the public by way of curated events, panels, art shows and multimedia marketing, branding and activism.
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FOUNDED ON MAY 10, 2013

THE GOAL IS TO INCREASE ALLIES IN ALL WALK OF LIFE, AMERICAN INDIAN AND NON-INDIANS AND BUILD SOLIDARITY THROUGH EDUCATION NOT JUST IN THE DALLAS AREA BUT STATEWIDE.

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OUR MISSION

We, the thousands of American Indian tribal members and friends of various tribes, have waited long to finally receive this deeply deserved respect and recognition from the State of Texas.

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LAW IN THE STATE OF TEXAS

The House Bill was Signed by Gov. Perry, Friday, May 10 / House Bill 174 Makes Friday, September 27, 2013 the first American Indian Heritage Day in the State of Texas.

Bill Stages - House Bill 174 became Law

OUR AMERICAN INDIAN HERITAGE DAY

SECTION 1. Subchapter C, Chapter 662, Government Code,
is amended by adding Section 662.056 to read as follows:

SECTION 1A

The last Friday in September is American Indian Heritage Day in recognition of the historic, cultural, and social contributions American Indian communities and leaders have made to the State of Texas.

SECTION 1B

American Indian Heritage Day shall be regularly observed by appropriate ceremonies, activities, and programs in the public schools and other places to honor American Indians in this state and to celebrate the rich traditional and contemporary American Indian culture.

SECTION 2

This Act takes effect immediately if it receives a vote of two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, as provided by Section 39, Article III, Texas Constitution. This Act takes effect September 1, 2013.

LEGISLATIVE SESSION: 83(R)

HOUSE BILL 174 STAGES

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STAGE ONE11/13/2012

Filed

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STAGE TWO3/4/2013

Out of House Committee

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STAGE THREE4/3/2013

Voted on by House

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STAGE FOUR4/23/2013

Out of Senate Committee

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STAGE FIVE4/25/2013

Voted on by Senate

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STAGE SIX5/10/2013

Governor Action

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STAGE SEVENLast Friday in September

Bill Becomes Law

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STAGE EIGHTHB174 becomes Law

Celebration on Last Saturday in Sept.

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OUR CULTURE

By using various visual, social, eco-systems and intellectual platforms, American Indian Heritage Day in Texas comprehensibly provides a nationwide inter-tribal cultural representation of the over 567 federally recognized tribes in the United States and Canada as a grass roots movement to bring a stimuli of a new modern culture to provide a new existence born from genocide.

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EDUCATION

To dismantle the centuries-old misrepresentation of American Indian traditions and ways, AIHD uses carefully-created educational tools to provide resources for schools, youth, non-profits and corporations. Through education, we AIHD spreads accurate information and awareness about our rich American Indian history and heritage to new generations.

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STEREOTYPES

Mainstream media has transformed the public’s perception of American Indian cultures and ways of life into learning the stereotypical, romanticized falsities since the beginning of time. Cultural sensitivity develops a new fight of mentality versus conscious suggestion to re-think and react against the idea of Stereotypes and cultural issues through self-awareness & knowledge.

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IDENTITY

By creating an interwoven, multifaceted social fabric, AIHD places incredible importance on maintaining and supporting self-identity for all American Indian (urban and reservation) citizens, not only in the State of Texas but Nationwide. By using creative avenues to give our citizens a voice, AIHD brings light to the individual and unique experiences had by those living in intertribal communities.

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RESERVATIONS IN TEXAS
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AMERICAN INDIAN POPULATION BY 1890
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AMERICAN INDIAN ETIQUETTE

NATIONAL AWARENESS CAMPAIGN

NUANCE / SHADES OF RED

Our national campaign uses the likes of prominent American Indian historical figures whose experiences allow interpretation from times past, to carry the public into enlightenment of the future for American Indian issues.
Leonard Peltier
Leonard Peltier
ACTIVIST
Leonard Peltier is an American Indian activist and member of the American Indian Movement.
CHEESEEKAU KISPOKO
CHEESEEKAU KISPOKO
WAR CHIEF
Cheeseekau, better known as Matthew, was a war chief of the Kispoko division of the Shawnee Nation. Also known as Pepquannakek, Popoquan, Sting, and Chiksika
Iroquois Confederacy
Iroquois Confederacy
YOGA MASTER
The Iroquois, also Haudenosaunee or Rotinonshionni, are a historically powerful and important northeast Native American confederacy.
RUSSELL MEANS
RUSSELL MEANS
ACTIVIST
Russell Charles Means was an American actor, Oglala Lakota activist for the rights of Native American people and libertarian political activist.
ARCHITECTURE OF DIPLOMACY TOWARD RESOLUTION

LISTENING ROOM TO DISCUSS DIALECT DIVERSITY

TRADITIONAL IDENTITY BREAKING AWAY FROM STEREOTYPES

DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE

PROTEST THE WASHINGTON FOOTBALL TEAM NAME FOR CHANGE
PROTEST THE WASHINGTON FOOTBALL TEAM NAME FOR CHANGE
BEYOND ACTIVISTISM
These are the visuals that were developed exclusively to protest against this cause to change.
PROTEST THE WASHINGTON FOOTBALL TEAM NAME FOR CHANGE
PROTEST THE WASHINGTON FOOTBALL TEAM NAME FOR CHANGE
BEYOND ACTIVISTISM
These are the visuals that were developed exclusively to protest against this cause to change.
Our chance to create Opportunities for our Community

COMMUNITY OUTREACH PROGRAMS

CRADLEBOARD ART EXHIBITION AND SHOWCASE TO GROW OUR NEXT FUTURE ARTISTS DEVELOPED FROM OUR COMMUNITY
CRADLEBOARD ART EXHIBITION AND SHOWCASE TO GROW OUR NEXT FUTURE ARTISTS DEVELOPED FROM OUR COMMUNITY
CHILDREN ART EXBIBITION
WE ARE ABLE TO CREATE A PLATFORM WHERE OUR FUTURE CAN LEARN FROM OUR ELDERS TO GIVE GUIDANCE FOR THEIR FUTURE

FUSED LENS DOCUMENTARY

AMERICAN INDIAN BOARDING SCHOOL
AMERICAN INDIAN BOARDING SCHOOL
A FORM OF GENOCIDE
These are the visuals that were developed exclusively to protest against this cause to change.
AMERICAN INDIAN RELOCATION
AMERICAN INDIAN RELOCATION
DALLAS METROPLEX
These are the visuals that were developed exclusively to protest against this cause to change.
AMERICAN INDIAN CHILD WELFARE ACT
AMERICAN INDIAN CHILD WELFARE ACT
CHILD CUSTODY OF AMERICAN INDIAN CHILDREN
These are the visuals that were developed exclusively to protest against this cause to change.
By creating a platform for future generations to learn from elders and various community members near and far, the Fused Lens documentary series is an annual film screening showcasing unique and pressing topics within Indian country.

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CONTRIBUTE TO OUR MOVEMENT

American Indian Heritage Day in Texas

FOUNDERS OF AIHD

LARRY LARNEY
LARRY LARNEY
FOUNDER
PEGGY LARNEY
PEGGY LARNEY
FOUNDER
American Indian Heritage Day in Texas

CIRCLE OF ELDERS

EVE WILLIAMS
EVE WILLIAMS
"Lead Coder"
ERNEST GONZALES
ERNEST GONZALES
"Lead Coder"
CURTIS WILLIAMS
CURTIS WILLIAMS
"Lead Coder"
LYDIA GONZALES
LYDIA GONZALES
"Lead Coder"
CLIFT QUETON
CLIFT QUETON
"Lead Coder"
NELLIE QUETON
NELLIE QUETON
"Lead Coder"
American Indian Heritage Day in Texas

CORE COMMITTEE

KAREN CASH ONCO
KAREN CASH ONCO
CORE COMMITTEE
COKE BUCHANAN
COKE BUCHANAN
CORE COMMITTEE
SCOTT STAFFORD
SCOTT STAFFORD
CORE COMMITTEE
BRIAN LARNEY
BRIAN LARNEY
CORE COMMITTEE
LES RIDINGIN
LES RIDINGIN
CORE COMMITTEE
JODI VOICE
JODI VOICE
CORE COMMITTTEE
American Indian Heritage Day in Texas

CORE COMMITTEE

BRIAN LARNEY
BRIAN LARNEY
CHAIRMAN
ELI HICKMAN
ELI HICKMAN
AMBASSADOR
DARRELL BLACKBEAR
DARRELL BLACKBEAR
AMBASSADOR
VIRGINIA DE LEON SORRELS
VIRGINIA DE LEON SORRELS
AMBASSADOR
C. ANNETTE ANDERSON
C. ANNETTE ANDERSON
AMBASSADOR
T. CRAIG ANDERSON
T. CRAIG ANDERSON
AMBASSADOR
JENNIFER HIYI
JENNIFER HIYI
AMBASSADOR
JASON ORTIZ
JASON ORTIZ
VICE-PRESIDENT
ANGELA YOUNG
ANGELA YOUNG
AMBASSADOR
KRISTY WILLIS
KRISTY WILLIS
AMBASSADOR
NANCY SMITH
NANCY SMITH
AMBASSADOR
LINDA PAHCHEKA-VALDEZ
LINDA PAHCHEKA-VALDEZ
AMBASSADOR
STEPHANIE LEFTHAND
STEPHANIE LEFTHAND
AMBASSADOR
CRYSTAL HIYI
CRYSTAL HIYI
AMBASSADOR
JODI VOICE
JODI VOICE
CORE COMMITTTEE
LINDA DURANT
LINDA DURANT
AMBASSADOR
REBECCA RICE
REBECCA RICE
AMBASSADOR
GARY FOSTER
GARY FOSTER
AMBASSADOR
TABITHA TAN
TABITHA TAN
AMBASSADOR
DIANA WOODWARD PARTON
DIANA WOODWARD PARTON
AMBASSADOR
JENNIFER GOMEZ
JENNIFER GOMEZ
AMBASSADOR
EMILIA GASTON
EMILIA GASTON
DIGITAL MEDIA
CONSTANCE HARGIS
CONSTANCE HARGIS
AMBASSADOR
MICHAEL DEWEY
MICHAEL DEWEY
AMBASSADOR
BOB WHISLER
BOB WHISLER
AMBASSADOR
PHYLLIS NUNO
PHYLLIS NUNO
AMBASSADOR
ANGELA BOZARTH
ANGELA BOZARTH
AMBASSADOR
ANGEL FRAZIER
ANGEL FRAZIER
AMBASSADOR
BACKED BY THE BEST

OUR GREAT SPONSORS

We are so humbled by the support of our sponsors to help us strengthen our commitment to provide to our American Indian communities.
REACH OUT TO US

CONTACT AMERICAN INDIAN HERITAGE DAY IN TEXAS

Our organization continues to bridge gaps that break stereotypes, prejudice and racism. Feel free to contact us to learn more about the 567 Tribes in the United States and bring awareness to have a better understanding of our people today.

Address:

P.O. Box 225034
Dallas, TX 75202-5034

Phone:

tel_214.943.9616

Hours:

Mon-Fri 11am - 3pm
Sat-Sun 12am - 4am





CELEBRATION ON LAST SATURDAY OF SEPTEMBER

EVENT AT LONE STAR PARK

Lone Star Park / 1000 Lone Star Pkwy, Grand Prairie, TX 75050 / (972) 263-7223