Fort Knox and 1st Theater Sustainment Command will host this year's National American Indian Heritage Month ceremony at Fort Knox's Saber and Quill from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Nov. 15.
Matthew "Black Eagle" Man will speak to those in attendance. Man is the founder of Red Road Awareness, a non-profit organization based in Louisville that assists other Native Americans in the area.
A previous speaker for National American Indian Heritage at Fort Knox, Man will share the story of his early life on the Long Plain First Nation Indian reserve in Manitoba, Canada, his adoption into a different culture, and his subsequent childhood that saw him pass through 33 foster homes before adulthood.
Man uses his personal story and the stories of native culture and history to encourage and inspire others.
Traditional Native American music and dance will be performed at the event. A tepee will also be on display and a food sampling will be offered following the event.
To learn more contact Capt. Luis Ramos at 502-626-6133.
The event is open to the public. Where mission permits, Fort Knox supervisors are encouraged to allow their service members and DoD civilian employees to attend. When permission is granted, Saber and Quill will be considered the service member's and employee's place of duty. No leave will be charged for that time.