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WHEREAS, the proud history and character of the great State of Nevada includes the rich culture and traditions of Nevada’s native tribal communities, including the Washoe, Northern Paiute, Western Shoshone and Southern Paiute; and

WHEREAS, the unique customs of each of Nevada’s tribal communities contribute in powerful ways to our state’s cultural vitality and diversity, and should be shared with, and celebrated by, citizens and visitors to our great state; and

WHEREAS, many of Nevada’s most treasured and iconic natural sites and locations reflect the history of the state’s native tribes, including Lake Tahoe, which is rooted in the Washoe word for ‘the lake;’ and

WHEREAS, native tribes have resided in Nevada for more than 9,000 years, and have made a profound impact on the state’s development since its earliest days as a rugged, untamed wilderness; and

WHEREAS, Nevada’s Stewart Indian School is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and serves as a present-day monument to the experiences of countless American Indians in Nevada and across the Western United States; and

WHEREAS, the State of Nevada is committed to celebrating the contributions of tribal communities, preserving and sharing their stories and traditions, and acknowledging the special role that they have played throughout Nevada’s history, as well as the role they will continue to play in shaping the future of the Silver State;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BRIAN SANDOVAL, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim  November 2018 as

 American Indian Heritage Month in Nevada

 

 Proclamation Seal Only                         Signatures of Governor Brian Sandoval, Barbara Cegaske and Scott Anderson