Bill Text: TX HCR62 | 2021-2022 | 87th Legislature | Enrolled


Bill Title: Designating the second week in October as Indigenous Peoples' Week for a 10-year period beginning in 2021.

Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Democrat 3-1)

Status: (Enrolled) 2021-06-01 - Sent to the Governor [HCR62 Detail]

Download: Texas-2021-HCR62-Enrolled.html
 
 
  H.C.R. No. 62
 
 
 
HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION
         WHEREAS, Since the early 1990s, dozens of cities and a
  growing number of states have adopted the observance of Indigenous
  Peoples' Day to celebrate the history and contributions of Native
  Americans; and
         WHEREAS, Indigenous Peoples' Day was first proposed in 1977
  as part of the International Conference on Discrimination Against
  Indigenous Populations in the Americas; coinciding with Columbus
  Day, it has become an important means of focusing attention on the
  native peoples of the Americas, past and present, and some
  institutions have expanded the observance to encompass a full week;
  and
         WHEREAS, Over the millennia, ancient peoples built empires,
  constructed sophisticated cities, and developed elaborate trade
  networks and complex social systems; the area now known as Texas
  became home to numerous indigenous tribes with their own unique
  cultures and ways of life; and
         WHEREAS, Early inhabitants of our state's Gulf Coast included
  the semi-nomadic Atakapa, Karankawa, Mariame, and Akokisa, who
  lived on the shore for part of the year and moved some 30 to 40 miles
  inland on a seasonal basis; the Caddo in East Texas and Jumano in
  West Texas were farmers and traders, with economic ties to other
  tribes and, later, to Europeans; the Comanche and Apache were
  bison-hunting warriors who traversed large regions of the Southern
  Plains on horseback; a host of other groups inhabited the Plains
  area as well, among them Coahuiltecans, Cocoimes, Chisos, Tobosos,
  Tawakonis, Wacos, and Kiowas; and
         WHEREAS, Today, the Lone Star State is home to Native
  Americans from diverse tribal nations, and the effort to retain
  ancestral memories, languages, and cultures is ongoing and vital;
  the observation of Indigenous Peoples' Week raises awareness of
  this rich heritage and the wide-ranging contributions Native
  Americans have made and continue to make to our state and nation;
  now, therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the 87th Legislature of the State of Texas
  hereby designate the second week in October as Indigenous Peoples'
  Week; and, be it further
         RESOLVED, That, in accordance with the provisions of Section
  391.004(d), Government Code, this designation remain in effect
  until the 10th anniversary of the date that this resolution finally
  is passed by the legislature.
 
  Hunter
  Pacheco
 
 
Phelan Guerra Noble
 
Allen Guillen Oliverson
 
Allison Harless Ordaz Perez
 
Anchia Harris Ortega
 
Anderson Hefner Pacheco
 
Ashby Hernandez Paddie
 
Bailes Herrero Parker
 
Beckley Hinojosa Patterson
 
Bell of Kaufman Holland Paul
 
Bell of Montgomery Howard Perez
 
Bernal Huberty Price
 
Biedermann Hull Ramos
 
Bonnen Hunter Raney
 
Bowers Israel Raymond
 
Buckley Jetton Reynolds
 
Bucy Johnson of Dallas Rodriguez
 
Burns A. Johnson of Harris Rogers
 
Burrows J. Johnson of Harris Romero, Jr.
 
Button Kacal Rose
 
Cain King of Hemphill Rosenthal
 
Campos King of Parker Sanford
 
Canales King of Uvalde Schaefer
 
Capriglione Klick Schofield
 
Cason Krause Shaheen
 
Clardy Kuempel Sherman, Sr.
 
Cole Lambert Shine
 
Coleman Landgraf Slaton
 
Collier Larson Slawson
 
Cook Leach Smith
 
Cortez Leman Smithee
 
Craddick Longoria Spiller
 
Crockett Lopez Stephenson
 
Cyrier Lozano Stucky
 
Darby Lucio III Swanson
 
Davis Martinez Talarico
 
Dean Martinez Fischer Thierry
 
Deshotel Metcalf Thompson of Brazoria
 
Dominguez Meyer Thompson of Harris
 
Dutton Meza Tinderholt
 
Ellzey Middleton Toth
 
Fierro Minjarez Turner of Dallas
 
Frank Moody Turner of Tarrant
 
Frullo Morales of Harris VanDeaver
 
Gates Morales of Maverick Vasut
 
Geren Morales Shaw Vo
 
Gervin-Hawkins Morrison Walle
 
Goldman Muñoz, Jr. White
 
González of Dallas Murphy Wilson
 
González of El Paso Murr Wu
 
Goodwin Neave Zwiener
 
 
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
 
 
         I certify that H.C.R. No. 62 was adopted by the House on May 11,
  2021, by the following vote:  Yeas 124, Nays 21, 2 present, not
  voting; and that the House concurred in Senate amendments to H.C.R.
  No. 62 on May 28, 2021, by the following vote:  Yeas 146, Nays 0, 1
  present, not voting.
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
         I certify that H.C.R. No. 62 was adopted by the Senate, as
  amended, on May 26, 2021, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays 0.
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate   
  APPROVED:  __________________
                   Date       
   
            __________________
                 Governor       
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