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Resolution in support of Designation of a National Holiday for Native Americans
Whereas, the Cherokee Nation since time immemorial has exercised the sovereign rights of self-government in behalf of the Cherokee people; and

Whereas, the Cherokee Nation is a federally recognized Indian Nation with a historic and continual government-to-government relationship with the United States of America; and

Whereas, the Cherokee Nation supports projects and activities which encourage self-esteem, self-determination, health, education and general welfare of Cherokee People trough maintaining it's language, culture and history; and

Whereas, the Cherokee Nation supports and promotes a recommendation to the United States of America to designate one day each year as a National Native American Day; and

Whereas, the United States of America recognizes special memorials, historic events, historical figures and national activities that are consequential to the development of the United States; and

Whereas, Native Americans have contributed to historic and cultural events and have contributed to the history and formation of the United States of America.

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Council of the Cherokee Nation does hereby express its support for the designation of a National Holiday in observation of the special political, scientific, religious and cultural contributions of Native Americans to the history of the United States.

CERTIFICATION The foregoing resolution was adopted by the council of the Cherokee Nation at a duly called meeting on the 13th day of December, 1993 having 14 members present, constituting a quorum, by the vote of 14 yea; 0 nay; 0 abstaining.

John A. Ketcher, President
Council of the Cherokee Nation

ATTEST: Troy Wayne Poteete, Secretary
Cherokee Nation Tribal Council

Approved this 13th day of December, 1993

Wilma P. Mankiller, Principal Chief

ATTEST: Tommy Thompson Secratery-Treasurer
Cherokee Nation Tribal Council


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