RESOLUTION NO. 7154
A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF LAWRENCE, KANSAS ESTABLISHING INDIGENOUS PEOPLES DAY AS AN ANNUALLY RECURRING EVENT IN THE CITY OF LAWRENCE, KANSAS
WHEREAS: The City of Lawrence recognizes that the Indigenous Peoples of the lands that would later become known as the Americas have occupied these lands since time immemorial; and
WHEREAS: The City of Lawrence recognizes that Lawrence is built upon the homelands of the Kanza and Osage Indigenous Peoples; and
WHEREAS: Lawrence, KS is home to Haskell Indian Nations University and is attended by Indigenous Peoples of the 48 contiguous states of the US and Alaska; and
WHEREAS: The City of Lawrence values the many contributions made to the Lawrence community through Indigenous Peoples intellectual, spiritual, and the deep cultural contribution that have enhanced the character of the City of Lawrence; and
WHEREAS: The idea of Indigenous Peoples Day was first proposed in 1977 by a delegation of Native nations to the United Nations and sponsored International Conference on Discrimination Against Indigenous Populations in the Americas;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE CITY OF LAWRENCE, KANSAS:
SECTION 1. Indigenous Peoples Day will be recognized on the second Monday of October annually in Lawrence, Kansas in order for citizens to reflect upon the culturally diverse struggles of indigenous people, and to celebrate the resilient culturally diverse Indigenous traditions and values that guide and shape Haskell Indian Nations University.
ADOPTED by the Governing Body of the City of Lawrence, Kansas, this ____ day of _______ 2016.
Mike Amyx, Mayor
Brandon McGuire, Acting City Clerk