American Indian Heritage Day

By the Governor of Alabama
WHEREAS, October 9, 2017 is the 17th Anniversary of American Indian Heritage Day in the State of Alabama; and
WHEREAS, many Alabamians are of American Indian Heritage and through their culture and traditional ways have contributed immeasurably to Alabama’s unique diversity; and
WHEREAS, Alabama is the home of nine recognized Tribal Governments, who are commended for their leadership in economically supporting state tourism, historical preservation and education through Pow Wows, festivals, motorcycle rides and Indian Education programs; and
WHEREAS, the State of Alabama wishes to honor Alabama’s indigenous people and their contributions to their homeland and for their passion in keeping American Indian culture and history a vibrant part of Alabama’s life:
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Kay Ivey, Governor of Alabama, do hereby proclaim October 9th, 2017, as
American Indian Heritage Day
in the State of Alabama.
Given Under My Hand and the Great Seal of the Office of the Governor at the State Capitol in the City of Montgomery on the 28th day of September 2017.
Kay Ivey