[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 215 (Tuesday, November 6, 2018)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 55461-55462]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-24363]

                        Presidential Documents 

Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 215 / Tuesday, November 6, 2018 / 
Presidental Documents

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                Proclamation 9818 of October 31, 2018

National Native American Heritage Month, 2018

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                During National Native American Heritage Month, we 
                celebrate the legacy of the first people to call this 
                land home. America's Native Americans have fortified 
                our country with their traditions and values, making 
                tremendous contributions to every aspect of our 
                national life. We remain committed to preserving and 
                protecting Native American cultures, languages, and 
                history, while ensuring prosperity and opportunity for 
                all Native Americans.

                American Indians and Alaska Natives are both important 
                components of the American mosaic. Native Americans are 
                business owners creating good jobs for American 
                workers, teachers educating our children, first 
                responders assisting neighbors in need, and leaders 
                serving their communities. This month, we especially 
                recognize the immeasurable contribution of American 
                Indians and Alaska Natives who serve in the Armed 
                Forces at five times the national average. We also 
                acknowledge the many American Indians and Alaska 
                Natives who are members of Federal, State, local, and 
                tribal law enforcement and who sacrifice their safety 
                for the security of all.

                My Administration is committed to the sovereignty of 
                Indian nations--including the rights of self-
                determination and self-governance--and ensuring 
                economic opportunity from Window Rock in Arizona to the 
                Badger-Two Medicine region in Montana. By engaging with 
                tribal leaders as representatives of sovereign nations, 
                my Administration is working to find effective 
                solutions to pernicious challenges, such as 
                generational poverty. Our partnership is furthering 
                economic development and advancing needed reforms.

                My Administration has also embraced all Federal 
                agencies--especially the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the 
                Indian Health Service, and the Bureau of Indian 
                Education--to improve the quality of services delivered 
                to American Indian and Alaska Native communities. We 
                are combating the destructive opioid epidemic, 
                confronting human trafficking and violent crime, 
                expanding educational opportunity, increasing 
                collaborative homeland security approaches to border 
                security, and improving infrastructure throughout 
                Indian country.

                Earlier this year, I was pleased to sign into law 
                legislation giving Federal recognition to six American 
                Indian Tribes. The formal recognition of these 
                sovereign governments is a symbol of our ongoing effort 
                to restore self-governance and economic vitality to 
                Native American peoples, and we welcome these tribes 
                into America's family of sovereign nations.

                Our Nation is proud of and grateful for its Native 
                American heritage and traditions, including a history 
                of innovation and entrepreneurship. The essential 
                contributions of Native Americans continue to 
                strengthen our American family and brighten our future 
                together. This month, I encourage all Americans to 
                learn more about American Indian and Alaska Native 
                cultures as we celebrate and honor the many Native 
                peoples who have given so much to our great Nation.

                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 2018

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                as National Native American Heritage Month. I call upon 
                all Americans to commemorate this month with 
                appropriate programs and activities and to celebrate 
                November 23, 2018, as Native American Heritage Day.

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

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