1-5-113 - Native American Heritage Week

1-5-113. Native American Heritage Week.

(a) The third week in September of each year shall be known in Arkansas as "Native American Heritage Week" to honor the integral role that Native Americans have played in the history of the state and the rich contributions Native Americans have made to the history of Arkansas, including the state's role as home to many of the roads and trails along the Trail of Tears.

(b) The Governor shall annually, prior to the third week in September, issue a proclamation proclaiming Native American Heritage Week and in the proclamation shall:

(1) Comment on the significance that Native Americans have played in the state's history; and

(2) Call upon the citizens of the state to observe Native American Heritage Week and to commemorate Native Americans' cultural contributions to the heritage of Arkansas.