November Proclaimed National American Indian Heritage Month

November 12, 2021

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.”

The City of Laurel, established as a lumber town in 1882, is conveniently situated approximately two hours from larger destination cities such as Jackson, Biloxi, New Orleans, and Mobile. In recent years, the city has become a destination all its own thanks, in part, to its starring role in HGTV’s popular “Hometown” series. As Laurel, and interest in it, continues to grow, we are committed to providing the resources necessary to help all of our residents and businesses reach their full potential.
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