Hoeven: Senate Passes Resolution Recognizing National Native American Heritage Month

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven, who serves on the U.S. Senate Indian Affairs Committee, today announced that the Senate has unanimously passed S.Res.307, legislation designating November as National Native American Heritage Month.

“Native Americans have a vibrant culture, rich traditions and hold a deeply rooted sense of community,” Hoeven said. “American Indians have made significant contributions to our great nation, from the League of Iroquois inspiring our Founding Fathers with their representative democracy to Native Americans serving in WWII as code talkers, they have helped to shape the country we are today. By designating November as National Native American Heritage Month, we encourage all Americans to recognize these important contributions.”

The Bureau of Census estimated in 2010 that there are more than 5 million individuals of Native American descent in the United States. The resolution text is available here.