National Native American Heritage Month, 2015, 68417-68418 [2015-28307]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 213 / Wednesday, November 4, 2015 / Presidential Documents 68417 Presidential Documents Proclamation 9362 of October 30, 2015 National Native American Heritage Month, 2015 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation American Indians and Alaska Natives enrich every aspect of our country. As the first to live on this land, Native Americans and their traditions and values inspired—and continue to inspire—the ideals of self-governance and determination that are the framework of our Nation. This month, we recognize the contributions made by Native Americans since long before our founding, and we resolve to continue the work of strengthening government-to-government ties with tribal nations and expanding possibility for all. Native Americans have helped make America what it is today. As we reflect on our history, we must acknowledge the unfortunate chapters of violence, discrimination, and deprivation that went on for far too long, as well as the effects of injustices that continue to be felt. While we cannot undo the pain and tragedy of the past, we can set out together to forge a brighter future of progress and hope across Indian Country and the entire American landscape. asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with PRESDOCS Since I took office, I have worked with tribal leaders to write a new chapter in our nation-to-nation relationship. Ensuring young people have every opportunity to succeed is a critical aspect of our work together, and this year my Administration hosted the inaugural White House Tribal Youth Gathering following the launch of Generation Indigenous—an initiative aimed at improving the lives of Native youth and empowering the next generation of Native leaders. We will also host the seventh White House Tribal Nations Conference later this year, bringing together leaders of 567 tribes to explore opportunities for progress, with a particular focus on young people. As part of our agenda for providing Native youth the chance to realize their fullest potential, I have engaged tribal communities in a range of critical areas, and we have worked together to boost high school graduation rates and afford young people more chances to pursue higher education, employment, and professional development opportunities. We’re also working to expand access to health and counseling services essential to ensuring youth feel safe and heard. My Administration has continued to partner with tribes to address vital gaps in resources for Indian Country, including equipping communities with broadband, rebuilding infrastructure, spurring economic growth, and increasing renewable energy. To confront the peril of a changing climate, we are also working with tribal leaders across America to develop effective approaches to protecting our communities from this grave threat. And because we know that fostering pride in the languages, traditions, and practices that make up the extraordinary richness of Native American culture is central to our shared progress, my Administration remains committed to ensuring every community feels connected to the extraordinary legacies they are a part of. This month, let us reaffirm our responsibility to ensure each generation is defined by a greater sense of opportunity than the last, and let us pledge to maintain our strong relationship with tribal nations across America. By keeping this commitment, and by endeavoring to shape a future in which VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:40 Nov 03, 2015 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\04NOD2.SGM 04NOD2 68418 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 213 / Wednesday, November 4, 2015 / Presidential Documents every citizen has the chance to build a life worthy of their hopes and dreams, we can ensure that ours is a country that is true to our spirit and to our enduring promise as a land where all things are possible for all people. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim November 2015 as National Native American Heritage Month. I call upon all Americans to commemorate this month with appropriate programs and activities, and to celebrate November 27, 2015, as Native American Heritage Day. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this thirtieth day of October, in the year of our Lord two thousand fifteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and fortieth. [FR Doc. 2015–28307 Filed 11–3–15; 11:15 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:40 Nov 03, 2015 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\04NOD2.SGM 04NOD2 OB#1.EPS</GPH> asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with PRESDOCS Billing code 3295–F6–P

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Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 213 / Wednesday, November 4, 2015 / 
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                Proclamation 9362 of October 30, 2015

                
National Native American Heritage Month, 2015

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                American Indians and Alaska Natives enrich every aspect 
                of our country. As the first to live on this land, 
                Native Americans and their traditions and values 
                inspired--and continue to inspire--the ideals of self-
                governance and determination that are the framework of 
                our Nation. This month, we recognize the contributions 
                made by Native Americans since long before our 
                founding, and we resolve to continue the work of 
                strengthening government-to-government ties with tribal 
                nations and expanding possibility for all.

                Native Americans have helped make America what it is 
                today. As we reflect on our history, we must 
                acknowledge the unfortunate chapters of violence, 
                discrimination, and deprivation that went on for far 
                too long, as well as the effects of injustices that 
                continue to be felt. While we cannot undo the pain and 
                tragedy of the past, we can set out together to forge a 
                brighter future of progress and hope across Indian 
                Country and the entire American landscape.

                Since I took office, I have worked with tribal leaders 
                to write a new chapter in our nation-to-nation 
                relationship. Ensuring young people have every 
                opportunity to succeed is a critical aspect of our work 
                together, and this year my Administration hosted the 
                inaugural White House Tribal Youth Gathering following 
                the launch of Generation Indigenous--an initiative 
                aimed at improving the lives of Native youth and 
                empowering the next generation of Native leaders. We 
                will also host the seventh White House Tribal Nations 
                Conference later this year, bringing together leaders 
                of 567 tribes to explore opportunities for progress, 
                with a particular focus on young people. As part of our 
                agenda for providing Native youth the chance to realize 
                their fullest potential, I have engaged tribal 
                communities in a range of critical areas, and we have 
                worked together to boost high school graduation rates 
                and afford young people more chances to pursue higher 
                education, employment, and professional development 
                opportunities. We're also working to expand access to 
                health and counseling services essential to ensuring 
                youth feel safe and heard.

                My Administration has continued to partner with tribes 
                to address vital gaps in resources for Indian Country, 
                including equipping communities with broadband, 
                rebuilding infrastructure, spurring economic growth, 
                and increasing renewable energy. To confront the peril 
                of a changing climate, we are also working with tribal 
                leaders across America to develop effective approaches 
                to protecting our communities from this grave threat. 
                And because we know that fostering pride in the 
                languages, traditions, and practices that make up the 
                extraordinary richness of Native American culture is 
                central to our shared progress, my Administration 
                remains committed to ensuring every community feels 
                connected to the extraordinary legacies they are a part 
                of.

                This month, let us reaffirm our responsibility to 
                ensure each generation is defined by a greater sense of 
                opportunity than the last, and let us pledge to 
                maintain our strong relationship with tribal nations 
                across America. By keeping this commitment, and by 
                endeavoring to shape a future in which

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                every citizen has the chance to build a life worthy of 
                their hopes and dreams, we can ensure that ours is a 
                country that is true to our spirit and to our enduring 
                promise as a land where all things are possible for all 
                people.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the 
                United States of America, by virtue of the authority 
                vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the 
                United States, do hereby proclaim November 2015 as 
                National Native American Heritage Month. I call upon 
                all Americans to commemorate this month with 
                appropriate programs and activities, and to celebrate 
                November 27, 2015, as Native American Heritage Day.

                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                thirtieth day of October, in the year of our Lord two 
                thousand fifteen, and of the Independence of the United 
                States of America the two hundred and fortieth.
                
                
                    (Presidential Sig.)

[FR Doc. 2015-28307
Filed 11-3-15; 11:15 am]
Billing code 3295-F6-P