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Today crucial for native understanding

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When Tim Evans asked what happens on the fourth Friday in November at the recent American Indian Heritage Month celebration, most answered Black Friday. Evans, a member of the Haliwa-Saponi Indian tribe and a corporate attorney from Washington D.C., joked “after midnight on Thanksgiving, most people start giving thanks for all the discounts they will receive on that Friday.” Since 2008, the Friday after Thanksgiving has been designated by law as a day to pay tribute to Native Americans for their many contributions.