Subj: NATIONAL HOLIDAY FOR NATIVE AMERICANS
Cacique Pedro Guanikeyu Torres, Principal Chief
El Consejo Taino de Jatibonicu
As founder of United Native America I fully agree with your request to add the Taino Indian Nation of Puerto Rico to the holiday petition. We have sent a letter to the online petition support team to make this change. Please allow them time to make this change.
The holiday petition was placed online August, 1st. It has been in the top ten out of over one thousand petitions since its first day online. It is an honor to welcome the Taino Indian Nation to the national holiday issue. I will send you information to fully inform you of our actions and other groups around the country that are trying to bring this holiday about.
We are working with the American Indian Caucus in Washington, DC. You may contact them at 202-225-3611 Kimberly Teehee, email email@example.com. founder of Indian Caucus is JD Hayworth of Arizona email firstname.lastname@example.org. or his assistant Bob Holmes email email@example.com. office number 202-225-2190.
United Native America has a mailing list to keep people updated on the national holiday issue. We would like to add your email or an email of your choice to receive this information. We would appreciate the national holiday being presented to the Taino Tribal Council, asking them to pass a resolution in support of this issue. Please click on the web site below to review letters that we have posted concerning the holiday issue.
Thank you for your concern and support on this issue.
FROM MIKE AND SHARON GRAHAM - SEPTEMBER 4, 2000
United Native America
America Indian Made
Hope everyone is having a great holiday weekend. We attended the Cherokee Nation holiday this Saturday, We met with actor Wes Studi and his fan club who had a booth at the event. He took pictures with us and autographed our t-shirts, and talked with us about the holiday. He was glad to hear the Indian Caucus would draft a bill to take before congress.
His main concern is the same as ours that congress will do the right thing when the bill comes before them. Mr. Studi is Cherokee himself, and is glad that the Cherokee Nation has passed a resolution calling for this national holiday. Wes Studi told us that he had no problem with the holiday petition banner being placed on his official fan club web site. Fan club members told us they would go to work on setting up the banner on their web site when they return to Dallas. They will be added to our email list.