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Sponsors: Reps. G.R. Smith and Taylor
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Companion/Similar bill(s): 3850
Introduced in the House on March 13, 2007
Introduced in the Senate on March 13, 2007
Adopted by the General Assembly on March 13, 2007
Summary: Piedmont American Indian Association Lower Eastern Cherokee Nation of S.C.
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 3/13/2007 House Introduced, adopted, sent to Senate HJ-43 3/13/2007 Senate Introduced, adopted, returned with concurrence SJ-15
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CONGRATULATING THE PIEDMONT AMERICAN INDIAN ASSOCIATION LOWER EASTERN CHEROKEE NATION OF SOUTH CAROLINA ON THE DISTINGUISHED HONOR OF ITS RECOGNITION AS A "GROUP" BY THE SOUTH CAROLINA COMMISSION FOR MINORITY AFFAIRS ON AUGUST 29, 2006.
Whereas, the ancestors of today's Native American Indians inhabited the land of the present day South Carolina; and
Whereas, Native American Indians have traditionally exhibited respect for our finite natural resources through a deep reverence for the Earth; and
Whereas, many ancestors suffered and perished in the lands to which their descendents now maintain a powerful spiritual connection, as is evidenced by their customs and legends; and
Whereas, Indian people are resilient and determined to preserve, develop, and transmit to future generations their unique cultural identities; and
Whereas, Native American Indians have served with valor in all of the Nation's wars from the Revolutionary War through Operation Iraqi Freedom; and
Whereas, Native American Indians have made distinct and important contributions to the United States, South Carolina and the rest of the world in many fields, including agriculture, medicine, music, language, and art, and they have distinguished themselves as inventors, entrepreneurs, spiritual leaders, and scholars; and
Whereas, such statewide recognition of the contributions of Native American Indians to the United States and South Carolina will encourage self-esteem, pride, self-awareness and respect in Native American Indians; and
Whereas, such statewide recognition will allow all South Carolinians of all backgrounds to demonstrate their respect of and admiration for Native American Indians for the richness of their contribution to the political, cultural, and economic life of the State of South Carolina; and
Whereas, the National Museum of the American Indian was established within the Smithsonian Institution as a living memorial to the Native Peoples and their traditions. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring:
That the members of the General Assembly, by this resolution, express their congratulations to the Piedmont American Indian Association Lower Eastern Cherokee Nation of South Carolina on the distinguished honor of its recognition as a "Group" by the South Carolina Commission for Minority Affairs on August 29, 2006.
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