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The Kentucky Native American Heritage Commission was established in 1996 (KRS 171.820-171.822) to recognize and promote Native American contributions and influence in Kentucky’s history and culture. The commission has 17 members (the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet Secretary or designee, plus 16 members appointed by the Governor), eight of whom are required to be of Native American heritage. The commission also includes representatives from institutions of higher learning, archaeology, Native American arts and the public.
All Kentuckians will recognize, appreciate and understand the significant contributions Native Americans have made to Kentucky’s rich cultural heritage. Through education and increased awareness, the people of Kentucky will understand the histories, cultures and matters of concern to Native American peoples.
Dwight R. Cropper, South PortsmouthDavid Pollack, Lexington
Susan Mullins, Berea
Helen Danser, Tyner, ChairMichael Dunn, Louisville, Vice ChairClark H. Defler, FishervilleVenus Evans, CorbinDeanna Jessie, Olive HillWilliam "Chip" Richardson, LexingtonJordan Tyler Simpson, StanfordJames Sizemore, ManchesterValerie J. Thompson, EubankAnne Wood, Lexington
Institutions of Higher Learning
A. Gwynn Henderson, LexingtonChristopher A. Robinson, Richmond
Northern Kentucky University Native American Studies Program
Kentucky Housing Corporation
University of Kentucky Center of Excellence in Rural Health
Community Ventures Corporation
Wickliffe Mounds State Historic Site / Kentucky State Parks
The next meeting of the Kentucky Native American Heritage Commission will take place at 1 p.m. Saturday, November 7 by Chime video conference, with board members participating from remote locations. The meeting is open to the public via the following links:
Click to join the meeting: https://chime.aws/9139767141Meeting ID: 9139 76 7141
A headset is recommended or you may use your computer's microphone and speakers.
Call in using your phone:United States Toll-Free (1): +1 855-552-4463Meeting ID: 9139 76 7141One-click Mobile Dial-in (United States (1)): +1 206-462-5569,,,9139767141#United States (1): +1 206-462-5569International: https://chime.aws/dialinnumbers/Dial-in attendees must enter *7 to mute or unmute themselves.
To connect from an in-room video system, use one of the following Amazon Chime bridges:
SIP video system: email@example.com or meet.chime.inH.323 system: 184.108.40.206 or 220.127.116.11If prompted enter the Meeting PIN: 9139767141#
Download Amazon Chime at https://aws.amazon.com/chime/download
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