Bush proclaims American Indian Heritage Month
President Bush today issued a proclamation declaring November as "National American Indian Heritage Month."

"American Indians and Alaska Natives continue to shape our Nation by preserving the heritage of their ancestors and by contributing to the rich diversity that is our country's strength. Their dedicated efforts to honor their proud heritage have helped others gain a deeper understanding of the vibrant and ancient customs of the Native American community. We also express our gratitude to the American Indians and Alaska Natives who serve in our Nation's military and work to extend the blessings of liberty around the world," the proclamation states.

Bush said his administration is "committed to supporting the American Indian and Alaska Native cultures." He cited his signature on the Native American Home Ownership Opportunity Act of 2007, which extends Indian home loan programs.

Bush also said he is committed to the government-to-government relationship.

Presidential Proclamation:
National American Indian Heritage Month, 2007 (The White House 10/31)