By Seth Ickes
November is Native American Heritage Month at Clarion University as part of the Strategic Equity Diversity Plan and Goals by the campus office of social equity.
Each month, the office emphasizes a different topic, including the use of awareness and appreciation posters across the campus. November’s Native American Heritage Month will recognize Chester Nez, a Navajo code talker who served in World War II and received the Congressional Gold Medal from President George W. Bush.
Native American Heritage Month was originally approved in 1990 under President George H. W. Bush with a joint resolution. The decision to recognize different topics each month of socially significant status is part of an ongoing effort to promote diversity across the Clarion University campus and community.