The Indian Heritage Association, advocates for the construction of a National Indian Hall of Fame in Great Falls, is distributing Native American appreciation decals to Havre businesses. The decals are intended to express the appreciation of local business owners for their Native American customers.
The decals are available in Havre from local business owner Brad Lotton. Lotton said that since the Indian population in Hill County supports local business owners, the decal is an opportunity to show appreciation to them for patronizing those businesses. Call Lotton at 265-7362 if you would like a decal for your front window.
James Parker Shield, director of the association, said the decals were first made available in Great Falls and now can be found around the state.
The decals allow the businesses that display them to show appreciation for their Native American customers and make people aware of the large contribution by Native Americans to the local economy, Shield said.
"We said, boy it'd be nice if we could get people to remember that Indians are a significant force when it comes to shopping in Havre," he said.