Senate Passes Sinema-Backed Resolution Honoring Native American Heritage Month

Nov 13, 2023

Senator honored the contributions Arizona’s 22 federally-recognized tribes make to the state and country

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Senate passed bipartisan legislation cosponsored by Arizona senior Senator Kyrsten Sinema that designates November as Native American Heritage Month to honor the heritages, cultures, and contributions of Native Americans in Arizona and throughout the country. 

“From the Navajo Code Talkers of World War II to the Tohono O’odham Shadow Wolves of today, Tribes across our state have long played a crucial role in our state and country. We’re proud to honor their immeasurable contributions to Arizona’s culture, heritage, and long-term success,” said Sinema. 

The Sinema-backed bipartisan resolution honors the heritages, cultures, achievements, and contributions of Native Americans and their ancestors to the United States. This resolution also designates the Friday after Thanksgiving as Native American Heritage Day.

With 22 federally-recognized tribes, Arizona ranks among the states with the most tribal communities in the entire nation. In the last year, Sinema has met with members of the Navajo Nation, Gila River Indian Community, Tohono O’odham Nation, Havasupai Tribe, Hopi Tribe, Colorado River Indian Tribe, Yavapai-Apache Nation, White Mountain Apache Tribe, San Carlos Apache Tribe, Ak Chin Indian Community, and the Inter-Tribal Council of Arizona to highlight her work and discuss priorities critical to Arizona tribal communities.