It is the policy of the NRCS to conduct a positive and continuing American Indian Employment Program that provides equal employment opportunities for Native Americans in all personnel management polices and activities.
November is Native American Indian Heritage Month. American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month originated in 1915 when the president of the Congress of American Indian Associations issued a proclamation declaring the second Saturday in May of each year as American Indian Day. The first American Indian Day was celebrated in May 1916 in New York. In 1990, President George H.W. Bush signed a joint congressional resolution designating November 1990 as National American Indian Heritage Month. Similar proclamations have been issued every year since 1994.