FLINT--Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05), Chief Deputy Whip of the House Democratic Caucus, issued the following statement today recognizing Indigenous Peoples' Day:
"On Indigenous Peoples' Day, let us celebrate the rich history, culture and contributions of the Indigenous peoples of the Americas.
"It is an honor to represent the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe. Throughout my time serving in elected office, I have always worked to recognize the inherent sovereignty of tribal nations as well as our federal government's trust and treaty obligations to Indigenous peoples.
"In Congress, I have helped to introduce legislation to establish Indigenous Peoples' Day as a federal holiday. I am pleased to see President Biden become the first U.S. president to recognize Indigenous Peoples' Day with a presidential proclamation. As a Member of Congress, I will continue working to support tribal governments and Indigenous Americans."