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11/06/2012 03Aii American Indian Heritage Month Proclamation • yt r P BUSINESS OF THE CITY COUNCIL YAKIMA, WASHINGTON AGENDA STATEMENT Item No. 3 Mil. For Meeting of: November 6, 2012 ITEM TITLE: American Indian Heritage Month SUBMITTED BY: CONTACT PERSON /TELEPHONE: SUMMARY EXPLANATION: Resolution Ordinance Other (specify) Contract: Mail to: Contract Term: Amount: Expiration Date: Insurance Required? No Funding Source: Phone: APPROVED FOR SUBMITTAL: Abbt tfrewoLitP- City Manager STAFF RECOMMENDATION: BOARD /COMMISSION RECOMMENDATION: ATTACHMENTS: Click to download O American Indian Heritage Month i CITY OE TAXIWIA X1' 1' O C .G A .11 r 'I 0 .9V" woEEAS, the history and culture of our great people have been significantly influenced by American Indians and indigenous peoples; and WHEREAS, the contributions of American Indians have enhanced the freedom, prosperity, and greatness of America today; and WHEREAS, their customs and traditions are respected and celebrated as part of a rich legacy throughout the `United States; and `WHEREAS, Native American Awareness Week., began in 1976 and recognition was expanded by Congress and approved by President George hush in August 1990, designating the month of November as National Indian .7feritage Month; and WHEREAS, in honor of NationalAmerican Indian iferitage Month, community celebrations as well as numerous cultural, artistic, educationaland • historical activities have been planned, WOW THEREFORE, I, Micah Cawley, Mayor of the City of Yakima and on behalf of the City Council, do hereby proclaim the month of November as "WationatAmerican Indian .7-feritage Month" in the City of Yakima, and urge all our citizens to observe this month with appropruite programs, ceremonies, and activities. Dated this 6t day of November, 2012 Micah Cawley, Mayor •