Heritage Month to be proclaimed Monday at UNC’s American Indian Center

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Monday, Nov. 25
Noon to 12:30 p.m.
Steps of Abernethy Hall
131 S. Columbia St.
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Media are invited to attend a ceremonial presentation of Gov. Pat McCrory’s proclamation of November as American Indian Heritage Month to the University of North Carolina System.

The event will begin with a short performance of Native American music. Jarrod Lowery, the governor’s community outreach liaison and a Lumbee Indian, then will read the proclamation and present it to a representative of the UNC General Administration. The event is being held at UNC-Chapel Hill’s American Indian Center, the only center of its kind within the 17-campus system.

The presentation will be followed by brief remarks by Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost James W. Dean Jr. of UNC-Chapel Hill and representatives from N.C. State University and UNC-Pembroke.

Media parking is available at the News Services office, 210 Pittsboro St.

Link to text of proclamation: http://www.ncdcr.gov/Portals/7/images/AI/2013/IHM%202013.pdf

American Indian Center contact: Amy Locklear Hertel, (919) 843-4189, amy_hertel@unc.edu
News Services contact: Susan Hudson, (919) 962-8415, susan_hudson@unc.edu