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How VA serves Native American Veterans

This November, VA celebrates Native American Heritage Month and recognizes Native American military Veterans. At VA, we are dedicated to ensuring Native American Veterans and members get the world-class benefits and services they have earned.

By |November 17th, 2021|Benefits, Tribal Affairs|Comments Off on How VA serves Native American Veterans

Public can approach Tomb, see Native American Honor Guard

The public will be able to walk on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Plaza and lay flowers in front of the Tomb on Nov. 9 and 10, 2021. The flower ceremony will start at 8 a.m. Nov. 9 with representatives from the Crow Nation placing flowers at the Tomb. They will recite a prayer in honor of Chief Plenty Coups, who served as a scout for the U.S. Army.

By |November 1st, 2021|Top Stories, Tribal Affairs|10 Comments

VA facility stores COVID-19 vaccine at ultra-low temperatures for use by Native Americans

The freezers, which are much larger than a standard household refrigerator, can each store about 40,000 vials. Every vial contains up to six doses of the vaccine. About 70,000 doses have been administered thus far.

By |April 6th, 2021|Coronavirus, Research|Comments Off on VA facility stores COVID-19 vaccine at ultra-low temperatures for use by Native Americans

VBA Celebrates Native American Heritage Day

VBA proudly celebrates Native American Heritage Day. This day was established to honor and recognize the first people of this nation – Native Americans – and to celebrate their cultural heritage and integral importance to our past, present and future.

By |November 27th, 2020|Benefits|Comments Off on VBA Celebrates Native American Heritage Day

The Warrior Tradition: PBS documentary highlights Native American Veterans

The Warrior Tradition tells the astonishing, heartbreaking, inspiring, and largely-untold story of Native Americans in the United States military.

By |November 7th, 2019|Honoring Vets, Native American Veterans|10 Comments

Competing on behalf of Native American tribe, Marine Veteran earns gold medals at Golden Age Games

Marine Veteran proudly competed at the National Veterans Golden Age Games on behalf of Choctaw Nation and earned gold medals.

By |June 13th, 2019|Adaptive Sports|Comments Off on Competing on behalf of Native American tribe, Marine Veteran earns gold medals at Golden Age Games

Design selected for Smithsonian’s National Native American Veterans Memorial

“Warriors’ Circle of Honor” design by Vietnam Veteran Harvey Pratt—Cheyenne and Arapaho, Marine Corps Veteran, Forensic Artist— selected for Smithsonian museum grounds

By |June 28th, 2018|Honoring Vets, Top Stories|17 Comments

Veterans Legacy Program: Major David Moniac, first Native American West Point graduate and leader of the Creek Volunteers

Maj. David Moniac was the first Native American to attend the United States Military Academy at West Point. The academy accepted him in 1817 at the age of 16. Moniac graduated in 1822 and served as a lieutenant in the U.S. 6th Infantry Regiment. He later led the Creek Volunteers in Florida during the Second Seminole War. Moniac was born near present-day Montgomery County, Alabama [...]

By |May 9th, 2018|Memorial Affairs, Veterans Legacy Program|Comments Off on Veterans Legacy Program: Major David Moniac, first Native American West Point graduate and leader of the Creek Volunteers

National series of events to increase outreach to Native Americans kick off in Navajo Nation

Upcoming Indian Country VA claims events in Navajo Nation will take place April 10 in Kayenta, Arizona,  May 8 in Tuba City, Arizona, and June 14 in Chinle, Arizona.

By |April 2nd, 2018|Benefits, Native American Veterans|Comments Off on National series of events to increase outreach to Native Americans kick off in Navajo Nation
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