American Indian Heritage Month

By the Governor of Alabama
WHEREAS, American Indians have inhabited North America for thousands of years, and have shared their knowledge of the land and its resources since their initial contact with the first European settlers who landed on our shore; and
WHEREAS, American Indian culture and society are at the roots of agricultural development, medicinal discoveries, environmental preservation, commerce, governmental institutions and structure, and many other facets of our state and nation; and
WHEREAS, through mutual honor and respect for the rich heritage of the state’s American Indian tribes, we share in celebrating the beauty and cultural significance that lives and thrives in today’s American Indians, through their songs, dances, arts, crafts and traditional spirituality; 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:
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Kay Ivey, Governor of Alabama, do hereby proclaim the month of November 2017, as
American Indian Heritage Month
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