November 23, 2018
On this Native American Heritage Day, we at the Utah Attorney General’s Office honor their gifts as the first Americans which helped craft the history of this nation. We acknowledge a culture steeped in rich language and tradition, with a powerful legacy, and a profound history.
Today we pause to recognize the many contributions Native Americans have made – and are making – to the story of this great country. Though our shared history contains great tragedies and memories of pain, injustice, and discrimination, we are reminded that we are the authors of a future yet written. That belief compels us to renew our commitment to meaningful tribal partnerships so that all of us – of all nations – have futures filled with great opportunities and open doors.
In the words of the great Lakota leader Sitting Bull:
“Let us put our minds together and see what life we can make for our children.”