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DNR To Host American Indian Heritage Month Program

Cornelius Allen Red Deer to Keynote

Annapolis, Md. (November 18, 2011) - The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Office of Fair Practices will host an American Indian Heritage Month program at 12 p.m. on Tuesday, November 22. All are welcome to attend the event, which is free of charge and will take place in the C-1 Conference Room of the Tawes Building, located at 580 Taylor Avenue in Annapolis.

The keynote speaker will be Cornelius Allen Red Deer, with the Maryland Commission on Indian Affairs. Red Deer is a member of the Deer Clan and has played a vital role on the Commission’s Education Committee, supporting various events and initiatives concerning American Indians in Maryland.

Red Deer helps to promote positive change for American Indians. During the 2010 Census he encouraged his community to “stand up, be active, and counted.” He also supports Tribal Leaders seeking Maryland Indian Tribal Status recognition from the State.

For more information, please contact Richard W. Allen of the DNR Office of Fair Practices at 410-260-8058.


   November 18, 2011

Contact: Josh Davidsburg
410-260-8002 office I 410-507-7526 cell
jdavidsburg@dnr.state.md.us

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