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WHEREAS, American Indians m·e the original inhabitants of the territories that now constitute the United States of America; and

WHEREAS, the Silver State is home to the Great Basin American Indian t ibes, the Washoe, Northern Paiute, Southern Paiute and Western Shoshone, which encompass 27 Tribes, Bands and Colonies, each having unique traditions and identities that span generations; and

WHEREAS, American Indians in Nevada and nationwide have made invaluable contributions to our nation, beginning with the assistance they gave to our founding fathers; and

WHEREAS, Indian tribes in the State of Nevada work to maintain their dynamic culture, customs and traditions in order to pass them on to future generations; and

WHEREAS, Nevada's Indian tribes have enriched the citizens of the Silver State by teaching and sharing their history and culture through stories, dance, native regalia, and traditional foods; and

WHEREAS, the great State of Nevada recognizes the outstanding contributions of the Silver State's American Indians, commemorates their achievements and encourages all Nevadans and those who visit our great state to learn about the American Indian heritage, culture, and history;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BRIAN SANDOVAL, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim  September 22, 2017 as

 American Indian Day in Nevada

 

 Proclamation Seal Only                         Signatures of Governor Brian Sandoval, Barbara Cegaske & Wayne Thorley