|San Diego Mayor Proclaims November Native American
By Roy Cook
They have been selected by the citizens advisory board, organized by the City of San Diego Mayor office. Mayor Dick Murphy read the biographical introductions and applauded their inspiration. Further, the Mayor proclaimed this November, Native American Month. Mayor Dick Murphy introduced the recipients to the council chambers. Henry Rodreguez was represented by his daughter Betty Rodreguez. Jane Dumas and her brother Adolph Thing represented their Great Grand Father Chief Manuel Hatam. /hatambio.html
This was a wonderful moment and all took full advantage of this high profile, positive view of our Native American Community recipients being honored. Many of the center and side seats of the city council viewing area were occupied by well wishers, friends and family of the honorees.
A good group of our Native American organizations were represented: Tonkawa Council of Elders, Indian Human Resource, American Indian Warriors Association, American Indian Movement, San Diego Police Department Community Relations, DQ University/ Sycuan, San Diego City Schools Indian Education Program, and others that, if I've overlooked them I apologize, you were there too.
Release to publish, post: Native American human interest.
Roy Cook (Mazopiye Wichasha) Opata/Osage, author/publisher.
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