To: All people of the world
Congress of the United States
Senate of the United States
President of the United States
We the undersigned come together before you to request that each of these
governing bodies take all necessary action to bring about a Federal Holiday
for Native American Elected Leaders, To include Congressional hearings on
the racial exclusion of Native Americans in movies, television, sports
advertising, music companies, etc.
With the special government to government relationship between the Indian
Government of America and the Federal Government it is fitting for the
Federal Government to enact this holiday, and conduct Congressional hearings.
Indian governments and the people they represent are requesting that the
federal government bring about a National Holiday for Native Americans to be
celebrated by all citizens of America and people around the world.
This holiday would pay tribute to Indian Tribal Leaders to include Alaskan
Leaders and Hawaiian Leaders. This holiday would also pay tribute to those
that endured the world's longest holocaust and most costly in human lives.
It is further stated that no Indian Government nor its people find reason to
celebrate and pay for Columbus Day. Seventeen states do not recognize
Columbus Day. The state of South Dakota has changed Columbus day to Native
Therefore be it resolved that the Federal Government should reevaluate
Columbus Day by moving it back to its original day the second Wednesday of
October and not be a tax paid holiday as is St. Patrick's Day and
Octoberfest, and make the second Monday of October a Federal holiday for
The polls we conducted across the country show that the vast majority of
Americans prefer changing Columbus Day as to creating a whole new holiday.
It is inappropriate for Indian children and children of America to celebrate
Columbus discovering a nation of people and not having a holiday paying
tribute to the people of those nations.
Let us know what you think.