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Mission

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.