ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., Oct. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Sharing many aspects of native culture, Native America’s Day is a day to celebrate the heritage of Native Americans and for both native and non-native cultures to unite. In early October Rock Gap Engineering (RGE) joined the City of Santa Fe by reserving the day to honor respected Native Americans from all 23 Tribal Nations in New Mexico, and other indigenous people across North America.
Indigenous Peoples’ Day is usually held on the second Monday of October, coinciding with the federal observance of Columbus Day. It is similar to Native American Day, observed in September in California and Tennessee, and the same day as Indigenous Peoples’ Day in South Dakota.
Settled in the diverse, multicultural landscape of New Mexico, Rock Gap Engineering (RGE) is a 100% Native American owned engineering and construction firm, named after the Navajo clan Tsé deeshgizhnii (Rock Gap Clan). “RGE was established with the mission to raise the performance level of engineering and construction precision to deliver focused and tailored solutions to all our clients,” says the founder and Principal-in-Chief, Keith Keetso.
Commemorating and celebrating Native American culture can mean exploring ancient stoneware and arts, or simply respecting the ground on which we stand. Nonetheless, one thing is certain, Native Americans lived on this continent before it was discovered.