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HF 1676

as introduced - 90th Legislature (2017 - 2018) Posted on 02/20/2018 01:56pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to state government; establishing the American Indian and Indigenous
Peoples Day; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 10.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1.

new text begin [10.556] AMERICAN INDIAN AND INDIGENOUS PEOPLES DAY.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Observance. new text end

new text begin The second Monday in October shall be known as American
Indian and Indigenous Peoples Day to acknowledge and promote the well-being and growth
of Minnesota's American Indian and Indigenous community. American Indian and Indigenous
Peoples Day shall be used to reflect upon the ongoing struggles of indigenous people in this
state, and to celebrate the thriving culture and value that Dakota, Ojibwe, and other
indigenous nations add to our state.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin State recognition. new text end

new text begin The state recognizes the annexation of Dakota and Ojibwe
homelands for the building of our state and recognizes that American Indian and Indigenous
nations have lived upon this land since time immemorial and the state values the progress
our society has accomplished through American Indian culture, knowledge, technology,
and thought. The state has a strong history of collaboration with American Indian tribes and
indigenous communities in solving pressing issues for American Indian tribes and indigenous
communities.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Disparities. new text end

new text begin The state understands that in order to close persistent and pervasive
disparities, government entities, organizations, and other public and private institutions are
encouraged to change their policies and practices to reflect the experiences of American
Indian people and our country's indigenous roots, culture, history, and significant
contributions. Businesses, organizations, and public and private entities are encouraged to
recognize and participate in the American Indian and Indigenous Peoples Day in order to
close disparities.
new text end