West Contra Costa Unified School District Celebrates Native American Heritage Month 2019

November is Native American Heritage Month

Published November 22, 2019

RICHMOND, Calif. — On Tuesday- November 20, 2019, Friends and allies showed up to the West Contra Costa Unified School District in Richmond, CA. at the WCCUSD school board meeting where they had a resolution celebrating & acknowledging Native American Heritage Month. The school district has over 31,000 students attending  from six cities that consist of making the district.

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I was there as the State Chairperson representing the United Urban Warrior Society-California Chapter, we have over 2500 members state wide. Among the allies were the Sikh community from the local temple that has supported our yearly United Urban Warrior Society- California Chapter’s Indigenous People’s Walk for Sobriety with financial support and food during our Sobriety Walk.

The month of November is recognized as Native American Heritage Month. The West Contra Costa Unified School District recognizes the contributions of Native Americans to the culture and history of this region and this country and encourages schools to conduct appropriate commemorative exercises to promote awareness of the contributions of Native Americans to California’s history. Val Cuevas, school board member is a Yaqui Indigenous woman read the resolution to the audience during the televised meeting The audience at the school board meeting with close to a 1000 people went wild with applause when we received the resolution. There numerous group photo-ops with the School Board and other Allies.

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