For Immediate Release
November 23, 2019
Angela Allmond, Communications Director
Oklahoma Democratic Party
ODP Celebrates Native American Heritage
OKLAHOMA CITY – During November, we honor and celebrate the contributions and the rich culture of Native Americans. Every year, we celebrate the history, art, and traditions of our first Americans, a heritage woven into our State and the everyday lives of Oklahomans.
Oklahoma is home to thirty-nine sovereign nations with members of at least 67 tribes, the largest population of Indigenous people in the United States. Native American Heritage Month is an opportunity to recognize, educate, and bring more awareness to the culture of tribal citizens as well as a clearer understanding of the unique challenges they face. The Oklahoma Democratic Party stands behind honoring the 1835 Treaty of New Echota by seating a Cherokee delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives and the Cherokee Nation’s nomination of Kim Teehee to fill that position. By fulfilling the Treaty, Teehee can bring more awareness of tribal issues to the public.
Democrats are committed and continue to support protecting the sovereignty of Indigenous people, land rights, education, economic development, and access to technology like internet access. We are devoted to raising the voices of Indigenous communities and ensuring their stories are heard throughout Oklahoma.
For more information about the Oklahoma Democratic Party, visit the party website at okdemocrats.org, or call Party headquarters at 405-427-3366.