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: (Passed) 2021-06-18 - Signed by the Governor [HCR62 Detail]

Download: Texas-2021-HCR62-Enrolled.html
  H.C.R. No. 62
         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;
         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.
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:  __________________