Organizational Diversity and Development
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DHFS Leadership Institute
The DHFS Leadership Institute (DLI) provides relevant and challenging leadership development opportunities for supervisors and emerging leaders. The DLIs vision is to develop strong, diverse, departmental and organizational leaders that represent excellence in performance and achievement. Learn More
November Focus: NATIONAL AMERICAN INDIAN HERITAGE MONTH
For almost 100 years, Americans both Indian and non-Indian have urged that there be permanently designated by the nation a special place on the calendar to honor the contributions, achievements, sacrifices, and cultural and historical legacy of the original inhabitants of what is now the United States and their descendants: the American Indian and Alaska Native people.
Fun Facts: According to the 2010 Census, 5.2 million people in the U.S. identified as American Indian or Alaska Native, comprising 1.7% of the total population. Forty one percent live in the Western United States. Also, the largest tribe is the Cherokee, with a population of 819,000; followed by the Navajo, Choctaw, Mexican American Indian, Chippewa, Sioux, Apache, and Blackfoot. There were an estimated 18-20 million Native Americans living in the U.S. at the time of European arrival. Many historians believe that the U.S. Constitution was partially modeled after the Great Law of Peace, the constitution of the Iroquois Confederacy — confederation of five Indian tribes across upper NY state. Source: www.legendsofamerica.com/na-facts.html
Upcoming Diversity/Leadership Sessions:
11/03: HF4309: Self-Work Webinar (DIVERSITY)
11/05: HF4298:Racism in America Today (DIVERSITY)
11/06: HF4170: American Indian Heritage Month (DIVERSITY)
11/10: HF4268:The History of Diwali (DIVERSITY)
11/10: HF4310: Engaging Across Difference Webinar (DIVERSITY)
11/11: HF4299: Military Culture(DIVERSITY)
11/17: HF4300: Native American History (DIVERSITY)
11/19: HF4306: What is lost when a language goes silent: Vanishing Voices (DIVERSITY)