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Record #: R2022-1142   
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Intro date: 11/4/2022 Current Controlling Legislative Body:
Final action: 11/4/2022
Title: Designation of November 2022 as Native American Heritage Month
Sponsors: Lightfoot, Lori E. , King, Sophia D., Ervin, Jason C., Scott, Monique L. , Waguespack, Scott, Sposato, Nicholas, Rodriguez Sanchez, Rossana , Moore, David H., Ramirez-Rosa, Carlos, Lee, Nicole T. , Mitts, Emma, Tunney, Thomas, O'Shea, Matthew J., Villegas, Gilbert, Cappleman, James, Lopez, Raymond A., Hadden, Maria E. , Sadlowski Garza, Susan, Rodriguez, Michael D., Sigcho-Lopez, Byron
Attachments: 1. R2022-1142.pdf
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OFFICE OF THE MAYOR
CITY OF CHICAGO
LORI E. LIGHTFOOT MAYOR
November 4, 2022










TO THE HONORABLE, THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO


Ladies and Gentlemen:

1 transmit herewith, together with Aldermen King, Ervin, Scott, Waguespack, Sposato, Rodriguez-Sanchez, Moore. Ramirez-Rosa, Lee, Mitts, Tunney, O'Shea, Villegas, Cappleman, Lopez, Hadden, Sadlowski-Garza, Rodriguez and Sigcho-Lopez, a resolution celebrating Native American Heritage Month.

Your favorable consideration ofthis resolution will be appreciated.

RESOLUTION

WHEREAS, the United States observes National Native American Heritage Month every year during the month of November in recognition of the essential and unique contributions of Native peoples past and present; and
WHEREAS, in 1990, the United States Congress adopted a joint resolution authorizing and requesting the President of the United States to proclaim November as "National American Indian Heritage Month"; and
WHEREAS, today, National Native American Heritage Month is celebrated nationwide, honoring the rich and diverse cultures, traditions, and histories of Native peoples; and

WHEREAS, 280,985 Illinois residents identified as American Indian or Alaska Native in ' the 2020 United States Census; and
WHEREAS, Chicago has the third largest urban Native American population in the United States, and the largest Native American population in the Midwest, with over 150 tribal nations represented in the metropolitan area; and

\ WHEREAS, Chicago is home to the American Indian Center, the nation's oldest urban Native American community and social services center, as well as numerous professional, educational, and cultural organizations; and
WHEREAS, the City of Chicago acknowledges that Chicago is located on the traditional homelands of the Anishinaabe, or the Council of the Three Fires: the Ojibwe, Odawa, and Potawatomi Nations; and
WHEREAS, the City acknowledges that many other Nations consider this area their traditional homel...

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