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printer friendly version button  Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention  ·  Jeff Slowikowski, Acting Administrator
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According to a Bureau of Justice Statistics report, American Indians experience violence at a rate (101 violent crimes per 1,000 American Indians) more than twice the rate for the nation (41 per 1,000 persons in the general population).









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During the month of November, communities across the country honor and celebrate the traditions, culture, and history of American Indians. In 1990, President George H.W. Bush approved a joint resolution designating November as National American Indian Heritage Month. Similar proclamations have been issued each year since 1994.

On November 1, 2011, President Barack Obama, by official proclamation, called on all Americans to commemorate National Native American Heritage
Month with appropriate programs and activities.

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