National American Indian Heritage Month, 2007, 62397-62398 [07-5509]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 212 / Friday, November 2, 2007 / Presidential Documents 62397 Presidential Documents Proclamation 8196 of October 31, 2007 National American Indian Heritage Month, 2007 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation National American Indian Heritage Month is an opportunity to honor the many contributions of American Indians and Alaska Natives and to recognize the strong and living traditions of the first people to call our land home. American Indians and Alaska Natives continue to shape our Nation by preserving the heritage of their ancestors and by contributing to the rich diversity that is our country’s strength. Their dedicated efforts to honor their proud heritage have helped others gain a deeper understanding of the vibrant and ancient customs of the Native American community. We also express our gratitude to the American Indians and Alaska Natives who serve in our Nation’s military and work to extend the blessings of liberty around the world. My Administration is committed to supporting the American Indian and Alaska Native cultures. In June, I signed the ‘‘Native American Home Ownership Opportunity Act of 2007,’’ which reauthorizes the Indian Housing Loan Guarantee Program, guaranteeing loans for home improvements and expanding home ownership for Native American families. Working with tribal governments, we will strive for greater security, healthier lifestyles, better schools, and new economic opportunities for American Indians and Alaska Natives. 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. pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES5 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. VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:42 Nov 01, 2007 Jkt 214001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\02NOD1.SGM 02NOD1 62398 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 212 / Friday, November 2, 2007 / Presidential Documents 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. [FR Doc. 07–5509 Filed 11–1–07; 9:38 am] VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:42 Nov 01, 2007 Jkt 214001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\02NOD1.SGM 02NOD1 GWBOLD.EPS</GPH> pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES5 Billing code 3195–01–P

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 212 (Friday, November 2, 2007)]
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[FR Doc No: 07-5509]




                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 212 / Friday, November 2, 2007 / 
Presidential Documents

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                Proclamation 8196 of October 31, 2007

                
National American Indian Heritage Month, 2007

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                National American Indian Heritage Month is an 
                opportunity to honor the many contributions of American 
                Indians and Alaska Natives and to recognize the strong 
                and living traditions of the first people to call our 
                land home.

                American Indians and Alaska Natives continue to shape 
                our Nation by preserving the heritage of their 
                ancestors and by contributing to the rich diversity 
                that is our country's strength. Their dedicated efforts 
                to honor their proud heritage have helped others gain a 
                deeper understanding of the vibrant and ancient customs 
                of the Native American community. We also express our 
                gratitude to the American Indians and Alaska Natives 
                who serve in our Nation's military and work to extend 
                the blessings of liberty around the world.

                My Administration is committed to supporting the 
                American Indian and Alaska Native cultures. In June, I 
                signed the ``Native American Home Ownership Opportunity 
                Act of 2007,'' which reauthorizes the Indian Housing 
                Loan Guarantee Program, guaranteeing loans for home 
                improvements and expanding home ownership for Native 
                American families. Working with tribal governments, we 
                will strive for greater security, healthier lifestyles, 
                better schools, and new economic opportunities for 
                American Indians and Alaska Natives.

                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.

[[Page 62398]]

                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. 
                
                
                    (Presidential Sig.)

[FR Doc. 07-5509
Filed 11-1-07; 9:38 am]
Billing code 3195-01-P