Tuesday, September 19, 2017
The Native-American Tribal Council of Western Massachusetts held their annual flag raising at City Hall this past Saturday. Mayor Domenic J. Sarno read a proclamation declaring the month of September as Native American Heritage Month in the City of Springfield. He was joined by retired State Representative Ben Swan and Malo Brown, aide to State Representative Bud Williams, who presented Gentle Running Deer with a citation honoring her 80th birthday.
Mayor Sarno said, “It’s always important that we honor our Native Americans for not only their legacy, but also, what they continue to do for our Springfield community.”