(Update) H.R. 3585: Native American Heritage Day

Well, I must say I’m pleasantly surprised.

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To honor of the achievements and contributions of Native Americans to the United States, and for other purposes.

Let’s find a way to make it happen and in a good way, please.

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process where the bill is considered in committee and may undergo significant changes in markup sessions. The bill has been referred to the following committees:

[Update]:

Here’s the email I received from a very credible friend.

 

Please use information below to take action to bring about
‘Native American Heritage Day’

This bill will open up the door for tribal nations to have a voice as to true Indian history and heritage in our nations school books and class rooms.

In bringing about ‘Native American Heritage Day’ It will open the door and spot light many issues concerning the Native American community.

H.R.3585 Cosponsors (63)
To honor of the achievements and contributions of Native Americans to the United States, and for other purposes.

This Act may be cited as the ..Native American Heritage Day Act of 2007′.
the Friday immediately succeeding Thanksgiving Day of each year would be an appropriate day to designate as Native American Heritage Day.

Bill before: “House Education and Labor” Committee/Subcommittee:
http://edlabor.house…

Telephone: (202) 225-3725

S. 1852 Cosponsors (6)

Native American Heritage Day Act of 2007 (Introduced in Senate)

To designate the Friday after Thanksgiving of each year as ..Native American Heritage Day’ in honor of the achievements and contributions of Native Americans to the United States.

Bill before: “Senate Judiciary” Committee/Subcommittee
http://judiciary.sen…

CONTACT INFORMATION: Democratic Phone: (202) 224-7703 Republican Phone: (202) 224-5225

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www.UnitedNativeAmerica.com

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  1. I had to get this out there.

    • Tigana on October 14, 2007 at 2:03 am

    Let’s get behind it.

  2. What does this mean & why;

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    I can’t read it anymore? WTF?

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    During National American Indian Heritage Month, we underscore our commitment to working with tribes on a government to government basis and to supporting tribal sovereignty and self-determination. During this month, I also encourage Federal agencies to continue their work with tribal governments to ensure sound cooperation. Efforts such as on-line training programs will improve interagency collaboration in the Federal Indian Affairs community and help to strengthen relationships with tribes, building a brighter future for all our citizens.

    NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim November 2007 as National American Indian Heritage Month. I call upon all Americans to commemorate this month with appropriate programs and activities.

    IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this thirty-first day of October, in the year of our Lord two thousand seven, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-second.

    GEORGE W. BUSH

    I think it needs to be used in a good way,
    I’m just still speechless, but in light of how things are going, I don’t know how to take it.

    As far as doing art to promote it, absolutely! I love your work.

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