An Alabama A&M University officer is extremely proud of his Cherokee heritage and is an avid supporter of activities designed to promote awareness to the contributions of Native Americans.
Dean Jackson also serves on the Council of the Cherokee Tribe of Northeast
Alabama, representing with distinction the Nauvoo District. That large district serves Bibb, Fayette, Greene, Hale, Lamar, Pickens, Tuscaloosa and Walker counties.
Last month, Alabama Governor Robert Bentley recognized the 13th anniversary of American Indian Heritage Day (October 14) in the state. The Friday after Thanksgiving has been designated Native American Heritage Day, but Jackson notes that the entire month of November is National American Indian Heritage Month.
Jackson also urges the AAMU family and others to take the necessary steps toward documenting Cherokee lineage.
For additional information on joining the Cherokee Tribe of Northeast Alabama (CTNEAL), click HERE. Additionally, please complete the Application for Tribal Citizenship.
- Jerome Saintjones