Native American Heritage Day
Native American Heritage Day, observed the Friday after Thanksgiving, was signed into law by President Barack Obama. The resolution had unanimous support in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate.
In signing H.J. Res. 40 into law, President Obama stated, “I encourage every American to join me in observing Native American Heritage Day... It is also important for all of us to understand the rich culture, tradition, and history of Native Americans and their status today, and to appreciate the contributions that First Americans have made and will continue to make to our Nation.”