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Celebrating Native American Heritage Month

Celebrating Native American Heritage Month
by GABRIEL MARTINEZ - Monday, November 8, 2021, 12:55 PM

Celebrating Native American Heritage Month

In support of Native American Heritage Month and this year’s theme “Together Towards Tomorrow”, Team AgLearn is providing the below information to encourage engagement in the event and AgLearn courses listed below.

The information below is a portion of content quoted from Secretary Tom Vilsack’s complete address to all USDA employees on November 01, 2021.

“November is Native American Heritage Month. This is an opportunity to remember our unique relationship with indigenous peoples and tribal nations, to gather and share common thoughts, to join forces in making positive change, to build and strengthen partnerships, and take home new skills and ideas that can be used in the “every day.”

The 2021 USDA Native American Heritage Month theme is, “Together Towards Tomorrow.” I encourage staff, if they are able, to attend our USDA observance commemorating this month on November 23, 2021, at 1:00 pm ET.
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Each USDA employee has an ethical obligation to learn about our trust and treaty responsibilities. I am pleased to announce the creation of four new trainings that will debut in AgLearn throughout Native American Heritage Month: 1) Historical Overview of The Federal-Tribal Relationship, 2) Federal Trust Responsibility, 3) Tribal Sovereignty, and 4) Tribal Consultation, Coordination, And Collaboration.”

Access the complete employee announcement External Link from Secretary Tom Vilsack.