Native American Heritage Day

. Friday, November 28

Today is Native American Heritage Day, a day to honor American Indians and their contributions to US history and culture. Congress passed, then Bush signed into law last month that the day after Thanksgiving, for this year only, be set aside since it is unclear whether all tribes think that this is the best day to have it.

"The measure notes that more Americans Indians than any other group, per capita, serve in the U.S. military. It also cites tribes' artistic, musical and agricultural contributions."

With only a month to plan, little is being done to commemorate the day. American Indians will continue to lobby to make Native American Heritage Day a permanent fixture on the nation's calendar.