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Download as PDF 67635 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 70, No. 214 Monday, November 7, 2005 Title 3— Proclamation 7956 of November 2, 2005 The President National American Indian Heritage Month, 2005 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation National American Indian Heritage Month honors the many contributions and accomplishments of American Indians and Alaska Natives. During November, we remember the legacy of the first Americans and celebrate their vibrant and living traditions. The American Indian experience is central to the American story, and my Administration is committed to helping Native American cultures across the United States continue to flourish. One of the most important ways to ensure a successful future is through education. Over the past 4 years, my Administration has provided more than $1 billion for the construction and renovation of Bureau of Indian Affairs schools. We also offer direct assistance for educator and counselor training to help make sure every classroom has a qualified teacher and every child has the tools he or she needs to succeed. As we work with tribal leaders to provide students with a superior education that respects the unique culture and traditions of the community, we can help ensure every child has the opportunity to realize their dreams. To enhance energy opportunities and strengthen tribal economies, my Administration is working to ease the regulatory barriers associated with tribal energy development. In August, I signed the Energy Policy Act of 2005, allocating $2 billion in the form of grants, loans, and loan guarantees for exploration, development, and production of energy. This legislation will help ensure that latest energy technologies are being used throughout our country. Since the earliest days of our Republic, Native Americans have played a vital role in our country’s freedom and security. From the Revolutionary War scouts to the Code Talkers of World War II, Native Americans have served in all branches of America’s Armed Forces. Today, that proud tradition continues, with Native Americans bravely defending our country in Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom and helping to spread liberty around the world. America is grateful to all our service men and women who serve and sacrifice in the defense of freedom. Our young country is home to an ancient, noble, and enduring native culture, and my Administration recognizes the defining principles of tribal sovereignty and the right to self-determination. By working together, government to government, on important education, economic, and energy initiatives, we can strengthen America and build a future of hope and promise for all Native Americans. This month, we pay tribute to the American Indians and Alaska Natives who continue to shape our Nation. I encourage all citizens to learn more about the rich heritage of Native Americans. 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 2005 as National American Indian Heritage Month. I call upon all Americans to commemorate this month with appropriate programs and activities. VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:54 Nov 04, 2005 Jkt 208001 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\07NOD0.SGM 07NOD0 67636 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 214 / Monday, November 7, 2005 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this second day of November, in the year of our Lord two thousand five, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirtieth. W [FR Doc. 05–22296 Filed 11–4–05; 9:20 am] Billing code 3195–01–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:54 Nov 04, 2005 Jkt 208001 PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\07NOD0.SGM 07NOD0

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Proclamation 7956--National American Indian Heritage Month, 2005



Proclamation 7957--National Family Caregivers Month, 2005



Proclamation 7958--National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month, 2005


                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 214 / Monday, November 7, 2005 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

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                Proclamation 7956 of November 2, 2005

                
National American Indian Heritage Month, 2005

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                National American Indian Heritage Month honors the many 
                contributions and accomplishments of American Indians 
                and Alaska Natives. During November, we remember the 
                legacy of the first Americans and celebrate their 
                vibrant and living traditions.

                The American Indian experience is central to the 
                American story, and my Administration is committed to 
                helping Native American cultures across the United 
                States continue to flourish. One of the most important 
                ways to ensure a successful future is through 
                education. Over the past 4 years, my Administration has 
                provided more than $1 billion for the construction and 
                renovation of Bureau of Indian Affairs schools. We also 
                offer direct assistance for educator and counselor 
                training to help make sure every classroom has a 
                qualified teacher and every child has the tools he or 
                she needs to succeed. As we work with tribal leaders to 
                provide students with a superior education that 
                respects the unique culture and traditions of the 
                community, we can help ensure every child has the 
                opportunity to realize their dreams.

                To enhance energy opportunities and strengthen tribal 
                economies, my Administration is working to ease the 
                regulatory barriers associated with tribal energy 
                development. In August, I signed the Energy Policy Act 
                of 2005, allocating $2 billion in the form of grants, 
                loans, and loan guarantees for exploration, 
                development, and production of energy. This legislation 
                will help ensure that latest energy technologies are 
                being used throughout our country.

                Since the earliest days of our Republic, Native 
                Americans have played a vital role in our country's 
                freedom and security. From the Revolutionary War scouts 
                to the Code Talkers of World War II, Native Americans 
                have served in all branches of America's Armed Forces. 
                Today, that proud tradition continues, with Native 
                Americans bravely defending our country in Operations 
                Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom and helping to 
                spread liberty around the world. America is grateful to 
                all our service men and women who serve and sacrifice 
                in the defense of freedom.

                Our young country is home to an ancient, noble, and 
                enduring native culture, and my Administration 
                recognizes the defining principles of tribal 
                sovereignty and the right to self-determination. By 
                working together, government to government, on 
                important education, economic, and energy initiatives, 
                we can strengthen America and build a future of hope 
                and promise for all Native Americans. This month, we 
                pay tribute to the American Indians and Alaska Natives 
                who continue to shape our Nation. I encourage all 
                citizens to learn more about the rich heritage of 
                Native Americans.

                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 2005 as National 
                American Indian Heritage Month. I call upon all 
                Americans to commemorate this month with appropriate 
                programs and activities.

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                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                second day of November, in the year of our Lord two 
                thousand five, and of the Independence of the United 
                States of America the two hundred and thirtieth.

                    (Presidential Sig.)B

[FR Doc. 05-22296
Filed 11-4-05; 9:20 am]
Billing code 3195-01-P