SENATE MEMORIAL 49
54th legislature - STATE OF NEW MEXICO - second session, 2020
Shannon D. Pinto
DECLARING FEBRUARY 7, 2020 "AMERICAN INDIAN DAY" IN THE SENATE.
WHEREAS, New Mexico is home to twenty-three sovereign Native American nations, tribes and pueblos, whose people are citizens of both New Mexico and their sovereign nations, tribes and pueblos; and
WHEREAS, decades ago, the state of New Mexico in its wisdom set apart a day each year, to be known as "American Indian Day", in recognition of the many contributions of Native Americans to the economic and cultural heritage of all the citizens of the United States; and
WHEREAS, the legislature takes great care to recognize and support the immeasurable contributions that Native American people have made to make New Mexico great; and
WHEREAS, contemporary life in New Mexico is deeply enriched by cultural, artistic, economic, social, religious and political aspects of its Native American people and communities; and
WHEREAS, Native Americans are the original inhabitants of this state and have overcome great devastation and misfortune; and
WHEREAS, the experiences of Native Americans in New Mexico provide substantial enrichment to the state and are worthy of great esteem;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE SENATE OF THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO that February 7, 2020 be declared "American Indian Day" in the senate; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that copies of this memorial be transmitted to the governor and the secretary of Indian affairs.
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