The Maryland Commission on Indian Affairs:
SERVES THE INTERESTS OF COMMUNITIES OF NATIVE AMERICAN GROUPS IN MARYLAND BY:
- Aiding in the process to obtain state and/or Federal recognition.
PROMOTES AWARENESS AND A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF BOTH HISTORICAL AND CONTEMPORARY NATIVE AMERICAN CONTRIBUTIONS TO LIFE IN MARYLAND BY:
- Assisting in the protection of Native American burial and other culturally significant sites.
- Organizing and maintaining a database of resources specific to Native American history and culture in Maryland.
- Publishing information and giving presentations on the culture and accomplishments of Native American groups in Maryland.
- Serving as a statewide clearinghouse for information.
ASSISTS STATE, LOCAL AND PRIVATE AGENCIES RESPONSIBLE FOR ADDRESSING THE EDUCATIONAL, SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC NEEDS OF NATIVE AMERICAN COMMUNITIES IN MARYLAND WITH ACTIVITIES SUCH AS:
- Identifying unmet social and economic needs and recommending specific actions to meet those needs.
- Identifying and supporting physical and mental health programs for Native Americans.
- Making recommendations to encourage and promote economic development in Native American Communities.