WASHINGTON, D.C. — Senator Steve Daines has helped introduced a Senate resolution to recognize the month of November as National Native American Heritage Month. The resolution celebrates the heritages and cultures of Native Americans and recognizes their many contributions to the United States.
The resolution was unanimously passed by the Senate.
“National Native American Heritage Month honors the importance of tribal self-governance, preserving indigenous languages, the United States’ commitment to strengthening the government-to-government relationship and the importance of Native Americans’ heritage to our country at large,” Daines stated. “This resolution also honors Native American veterans like the Crow Tribe Code Talkers, who played an integral role in transmitting and receiving military intelligence during World War II. It is an honor to join Montanans in celebrating National Native American Heritage Month.”
Native Americans have the highest rate of military service of any ethnicity in the United States.
The resolution was sponsored by Chairman John Barrasso (R-WY) resolution and is cosponsored by Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Maria Cantwell (D-WA), Thad Cochran (R-MS), Susan Collins (R-ME), Mike Crapo (R-ID), Mike Enzi (R-WY), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Al Franken (D-MN), Cory Gardner (R-CO), Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Martin Heinrich (D-NM), Dean Heller (R-NV), Mazie Hirono (D-HI), Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND), John Hoeven (R-ND), Jim Inhofe (R-OK), Ron Johnson (R-WI), Tim Kaine (D-VA), James Lankford (R-OK), John McCain (R-AZ), Jerry Moran (R-KS), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Patty Murray (D-WA), Gary Peters (D-MI), Harry Reid (D-NV), Brian Schatz (D-HI), Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Dan Sullivan (R-AK), Jon Tester (D-MT), John Thune (R-SD), Tom Udall (D-NM), Mark Warner (D-VA), and Ron Wyden (D-OR).
Read the full resolution here.