Obama proclamation on National Native American Heritage Month
President Barack Obama issued a proclamation for National Native American Heritage Month.

Obama said his administration has worked with Native Americans over the past two years to "build sustainable and healthy native communities." He cited the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, which included $3.5 billion for Indian Country projects; the White House Tribal Nations Conference, which was held last November; the Indian Health Care Improvement Act, the Tribal Law and Order Act and a settlement to the Keepseagle case.

"As we celebrate the contributions and heritage of Native Americans during this month, we also recommit to supporting tribal self-determination, security, and prosperity for all Native Americans," Obama said. "While we cannot erase the scourges or broken promises of our past, we will move ahead together in writing a new, brighter chapter in our joint history."

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Presidential Proclamation--National Native American Heritage Month (White House 10/29)