From The American Presidency Project, Proclamation 9961—National Native American Heritage Month, 2019: “American Indians and Alaska Natives continue to make immeasurable contributions to our Nation. We honor the sacrifices many tribal citizens have made in defense of our great Nation. We also recognize that our culture is more vibrant because of the special government-to-government relationship between the United States and Indian tribes. During National Native American Heritage Month, we reaffirm our commitment to work with tribal communities to address serious issues affecting them and to help protect their rich and diverse heritage.”
For Census Bureau statistics about Native American Heritage Day, visit https://www.census.gov/newsroom/stories/native-american-heritage-day.html?utm_campaign=20201118mssfss1v1stonl&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery.