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U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ National Native American Veterans Memorial Webinar

November 4, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. EST 

On November 4, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Office of Tribal Government Relations (OTGR) will be hosting a webinar to discuss the history of the National Native American Veteran Memorial, and provide a behind-the-scenes look at the construction of the memorial. Speakers will include Rebecca Trautmann, Alexandra Harris, and Betsy Gordon. 
If you have questions, or require special accommodations, please contact Pete Vicaire at peter.vicaire@va.gov.To register for the webinar, please click here.NCAI Contact: Nicholas Courtney, Policy Analystncourtney@ncai.org

RES 18 37

Support for the National Native American Veteran Memorial

Res #: Committee: Submitted by: Title:                                    Pass →                     Yes No Amended/Tabled To NCAI
Res-18-37 Veterans Joseph Turrey Support for the National Native American Veteran Memorial X yes

WHEREAS, the ATNI Veteran Committee supports the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indians (NMAI) efforts to construct a National Native American Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C.; and

WHEREAS, the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indians are now reaching out to Native Veterans of the Northwest Tribes for inclusion in the organization; and

WHEREAS, the NMAI is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, and the Veterans Memorial project cannot use federal funds and can only be constructed with private contributions; now

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that ATNI does hereby support the NMAI organization and to provide an opportunity to begin networking within Indian Country on this project to honor Native American Veterans; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that ATNI supports the NMAI efforts to build the National Native Veterans Memorial and related programming to honor the service of all Native American Veterans; and

BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED, that the ATNI Veterans Committee encourages all Tribes of ATNI to provide financial support for completing construction and continued maintenance of this project.