Ron Lessard – Native American Heritage Month Message

During Native American Heritage Month, we
acknowledge the important contributions of Native American people and celebrate the rich
and diverse cultures, traditions, and histories of all American Indian and Alaska Native communities. This is an opportune time to raise awareness
of the unique challenges Native people have faced both historically and in the present. We celebrate the resiliency of Native people
and honor how tribal citizens have worked to overcome these challenges. From all of us at the U.S. Department of Education,
we honor the Native students, teachers, and administrators and we wish you a happy Native
American Heritage Month.

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