Laurel Mayor Johnny Magee signed a proclamation presented by the Nahoula Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution to proclaim the month of November as National American Indian Heritage month.
The proclamation reads as follows:
Whereas, the history and culture of our great nation have been significantly influenced by American Indians and indigenous peoples; and
Whereas, the contributions of American Indians have enhanced the freedom, prosperity, and greatness of America today; and
Whereas, their customs and traditions are respected and celebrated as part of a rich legacy throughout the United States; and
Whereas, Native American Awareness Week began in 1976 and recognition was expended by Congress and approved by President George Bush in August 1990, designating the month of November as National American Indian Heritage Month;
Now, therefore, I, Johnny Magee, Mayor of the City of Laurel, Mississippi do hereby proclaim November as National American Indian Heritage Month.
And concludes by encouraging people in the City of Laurel to observe this “with the appropriate programs, ceremonies, and activities.”