November is Native American Heritage Month.
Team Redstone hosted the National American Indian Heritage Month Observance today.
This month is meant to educate people about tribes and the challenges Native people still face today.
Principal Chief Stan Long, Tribal Commissioner of the Cherokee Tribe of Northeast Alabama, spoke at the event. Long is an advocate for improving Native American culture by lowering the unemployment rate addressing poverty issues and getting more governmental funding, education grants and job opportunities for American Indians.
There were cultural presentations, artwork from several American Indian Tribes, and an ethnic food sampling.
The Poarch Band of Creek Indians were there shining light on their culture. They say the biggest problem is that people don’t know how much they do in the community.