[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 213 (Monday, November 6, 2017)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 51543-51544]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-24295]

                        Presidential Documents 

Federal Register / Vol. 82 , No. 213 / Monday, November 6, 2017 / 
Presidential Documents

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                Proclamation 9669 of October 31, 2017

National Native American Heritage Month, 2017

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                American Indians and Alaska Natives are inextricably 
                linked with the history of the United States. Beginning 
                with the Pilgrims' arrival at Plymouth Colony and 
                continuing until the present day, Native American's 
                contributions are woven deeply into our Nation's rich 
                tapestry. During National Native American Heritage 
                Month, we honor and celebrate the first Americans and 
                recognize their contributions and sacrifices.

                Native Americans have influenced every stage of 
                America's development. They helped early European 
                settlers survive and thrive in a new land. They 
                contributed democratic ideas to our constitutional 
                Framers. And, for more than 200 years, they have 
                bravely answered the call to defend our Nation, serving 
                with distinction in every branch of the United States 
                Armed Forces. The Nation is grateful for the service 
                and sacrifice of all American Indians and Alaska 

                My Administration is committed to tribal sovereignty 
                and self-determination. A great Nation keeps its word, 
                and this Administration will continue to uphold and 
                defend its responsibilities to American Indians and 
                Alaska Natives. The United States is stronger when 
                Indian Country is healthy and prosperous. As part of 
                our efforts to strengthen American Indian and Alaska 
                Native communities, my Administration is reviewing 
                regulations that may impose unnecessary costs and 
                burdens. This aggressive regulatory reform, and a focus 
                on government-to-government consultation, will help 
                revitalize our Nation's commitment to Indian Country.

                In addition to adopting policies to enhance economic 
                well-being of Native American communities, my 
                Administration will always come to the aid of Native 
                American people in times of crisis. In the wake of 
                Hurricane Irma, I signed the first Presidential 
                Emergency Declaration for a tribal nation. We will 
                ensure the Seminole Tribe of Florida has access to the 
                resources it needs to rebuild. As part of our American 
                family, Native Americans will never be left behind 
                under this Administration. Together, we will strengthen 
                the relationship between the United States Government 
                and Native Americans.

                Native Americans are a testament to the deep importance 
                of culture and vibrancy of traditions, passed down 
                throughout generations. This month, I encourage all of 
                our citizens to learn about the rich history and 
                culture of the Native American people.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, 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 2017 as 
                National Native American Heritage Month. I call upon 
                all Americans to commemorate this month with 
                appropriate programs and activities and to celebrate 
                November 25, 2017, as Native American Heritage Day.

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

[FR Doc. 2017-24295
Filed 11-3-17; 11:15 am]
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