NEWBURGH, Ind. (WEHT) – Newburgh Town Council has proclaimed the month of November ‘Native American Indian Month’ to honor Native American heritage.
On Friday morning, Councilwoman Allyson Claybourn presented Todd Mahooty with the proclamation.
Mahooty is an enrolled tribal member of Taos Pueblo. He said it was an honor to accept the proclamation.
“As an enrolled tribal member of Taos Pueblo and on behalf of the other 577 federally recognized tribes, it was with great honor and humility that I accept the proclamation this morning. I am grateful for all those that walked before me and sacrificed so much so I could experience this momentous occasion. It is my hope that this is a reminder of the impact that the Indigenous people have had and continue to have on our history and our communities, not only in Newburgh, Indiana, but the United States and throughout the world”.
(This story was originally published on November 1, 2019)