May 14, 2008

Maryland Indian tribes get state holiday

(EXAMINER) - Dozen of members of Maryland Indian tribes, some in native dress, stood behind Gov. Martin O’Malley on Tuesday as he signed into law a bill designating the Friday after Thanksgiving as American Indian Heritage Day, a new state holiday.
The holiday won’t cost the state a thing, said Mervin Savoy, chairwoman of the Piscataway-Conoy tribe in southern Maryland. ... “We were written out of Maryland’s history,” Savoy said. Link