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RSM Celebrates Native American Heritage Month


At RSM, we think it’s important to connect people from all cultures across our firm, and we’re excited to celebrate Native American Heritage Month. 

If we look back in time, National American Heritage Month had its origins in 1986 when Congress passed legislation that authorized and requested the President to proclaim the last week of November as “American Indian Week.” And since 1995, all of the United States presidents have issued annual proclamations that designate November as National Native American Heritage Month (formerly known as Native American Indian Heritage Month).

Here at RSM, we serve tribal clients across the nation. As we do with all of our middle market clients, we strive to understand the unique challenges and issues facing these clients. And we focus on building a path for current and future tribal leaders through education and strategic alignment that pursues the ultimate goal of self-determination. Since the moment the relationship begins, our teams are immersed in the culture and proud heritage of our Native American business partners to deliver the power of being understood. RSM is also a proud sponsor and supporter of industry events hosted by the Native American Finance Officers Association, National Indian Gaming, Midwest Alliance of Sovereign Tribes and other tribal organizations and tribes throughout the country.

November is a time to acknowledge and pay tribute to the significant contributions of Native American people and to celebrate their rich history, culture and traditions. As part of RSM’s Volunteer Week and in honor of the celebration of Native American Heritage month, RSM’s Multicultural employee network group provided Anishinabe Academy, a school that engages urban Indigenous students by integrating and reclaiming Native American identities, cultures and languages through authentic academic experiences, with a $5,000 donation for their National Native Awareness initiative. RSM colleagues also volunteered at the academy and donated their time to a variety of activities, such as providing landscaping services for the academy’s courtyard.

On behalf of RSM’s Multicultural employee network group and the rest of our 11,000 employees nationwide, please join us in recognizing Native American History Month.

Valerie Colimon
Senior Manager and National Multicultural Employee Network Group Leader



Multicultural encourages different perspectives and experience and the understanding of various cultural contributions.