Lake County, IL
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File #: 21-1815    Version: 1 Name: Special recognition proclaiming November as National Native American and Alaska Native Heritage Month.
Type: Special Recognition Status: Completed
File created: 11/4/2021 In control: Lake County Board
On agenda: Final action: 11/9/2021
Title: Special recognition proclaiming November as National Native American and Alaska Native Heritage Month.
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Special recognition proclaiming November as National Native American and Alaska Native Heritage Month.

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SPECIAL RECOGNITION

WHEREAS, November is recognized as National Native American and Alaska Native Heritage Month, which honors the contributions, achievements, sacrifices, and cultural and historical legacy of the original inhabitants of what is now the United States, and their descendants; and

WHEREAS, for millennia, Native Americans and Alaska Natives have honored, protected, and stewarded this land we cherish; and

WHEREAS, for millennia Native Americans and Alaska Natives have maintained a powerful spiritual connection to this land, as evidenced by their customs and legends; and

WHEREAS, Native Americans and Alaska Natives have remained committed to the protection of this great land, as evidenced by the fact that, on a per capita basis, more Native Peoples have served in the United States Armed Forces and placed themselves in harm's way in defense of the United States in every major military conflict than any other ethnic group; and

WHEREAS, Native American tribes have actively influenced the public life of the United States by continued cooperation with Congress and the Department of the Interior, through the involvement of Native individuals in official Federal Government positions, and by leadership of their own sovereign Native American tribes; and

WHEREAS, Native American tribes are resilient and determined to preserve, develop, and transmit to future generations their unique cultural identities; and

WHEREAS, Native Americans and Alaska Natives have had a great and lasting influence on our County through their countless contributions to language, art, entertainment, agriculture, ecology, government, and the military; and

WHEREAS, National Native American and Alaska Native Heritage Month is a time to honor the invaluable ways Native Americans and Alaska Natives contribute to the strong diversity within Lake County and help strengthen ...

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