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Legislation #: 150283 Introduction Date: 4/16/2015
Type: Special Action Effective Date: none
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBERS JAMES, JR., SHARP, HILL, REED, CIRCO, FORD, CURLS, WAGNER, MARCASON, DAVIS AND TAYLOR
Title: Honoring the Kansas City Indian Center.

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4/16/2015 Filed by the Clerk's office
4/16/2015 Adopted

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RESOLUTION NO. 150283

 

Honoring the Kansas City Indian Center.

 

WHEREAS, the mission of the Kansas City Indian Center is to encourage social, educational, and economic advancement of the American Indian community by promoting traditional cultural values; and

 

WHEREAS, American Indian leaders recognized the need to support cultural and spiritual traditions and in the 1950’s founded the Heart of America Indian Center; and

 

WHEREAS, 70 percent of American Indians live in metropolitan areas and according to the 2010 census, more than 30,000 American Indians live in the Kansas City metropolitan area; and

 

WHEREAS, the organization facilitates social service programs that assist American Indians by providing support to those recovering from substance abuse and those needing financial assistance; and

 

WHEREAS, the younger members of the community receive education about their culture through Culture Camp and older members serve in leadership positions in the program as Counselors in Training; and

 

WHEREAS, the Kansas City Indian Center values community engagement and forges partnerships with the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, University of Missouri-Kansas City, governmental agencies, courts, community organizations, media and the American Indian population; and;

 

WHEREAS, these partnerships provide positive opportunities that reflect accurate and authentic representations of American Indians and address important social and psychological issues affecting the community; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:


That the Mayor and Council hereby honor the American Indian Center; and

 

        BE IT RESOLVED that this Resolution be spread upon the Minutes of the Council in testimony thereof and that a copy hereof be presented to representatives of the Kansas City Indian Center in recognition by the Mayor and Council for the role of the American Indian Center, its many contributions to the American Indian population and the provision of important services recognizing the cultural values that contribute to our Kansas City community.

 

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