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File #: R-21-205   
Type: Resolution Status: Enacted and Published
File created: 10/4/2021 In control: City Council
Final action: 10/4/2021
Enactment date: 10/18/2021 Enactment #: R-2021-073
Title: Acknowledging And Recognizing The Albuquerque Indian School Cemetery At 4H Park As A Historical And Sacred Burial Site; Acknowledging The Historical And Ongoing Intergenerational Trauma Experienced By Native American Individuals, Families, And Tribal Nations As A Result Of Indian Boarding School Policies; And Committing To Work With Tribal Nations And Local Native Americans Toward Reconciliation And Healing. (Benton, Borrego, and Sena, by request)
Attachments: 1. R-205, 2. R-205Enacted
Date Action ByActionResultAction Details
10/18/2021 City Clerk Published  Action details
10/11/2021 Mayor Signed by the Mayor  Action details
10/7/2021 City Council Sent to Mayor for Signature  Action details
10/4/2021 City Council Introduced (Immediate Action Requested)  Action details
10/4/2021 President Immediate Action Requested  Action details
10/4/2021 City Council PassedPass Action details
CITY of ALBUQUERQUE
TWENTY FOURTH COUNCIL


COUNCIL BILL NO. R-21-205 ENACTMENT NO. ________________________

SPONSORED BY: Isaac Benton, Cynthia D. Borrego, Lan Sena, by request


RESOLUTION
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Acknowledging And Recognizing The Albuquerque Indian School Cemetery At 4H Park As A Historical And Sacred Burial Site; Acknowledging The Historical And Ongoing Intergenerational Trauma Experienced By Native American Individuals, Families, And Tribal Nations As A Result Of Indian Boarding School Policies; And Committing To Work With Tribal Nations And Local Native Americans Toward Reconciliation And Healing. (Benton, Borrego, and Sena, by request)
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ACKNOWLEDGING AND RECOGNIZING THE ALBUQUERQUE INDIAN SCHOOL CEMETERY AT 4H PARK AS A HISTORICAL AND SACRED BURIAL SITE; ACKNOWLEDGING THE HISTORICAL AND ONGOING INTERGENERATIONAL TRAUMA EXPERIENCED BY NATIVE AMERICAN INDIVIDUALS, FAMILIES, AND TRIBAL NATIONS AS A RESULT OF INDIAN BOARDING SCHOOL POLICIES; AND COMMITTING TO WORK WITH TRIBAL NATIONS AND LOCAL NATIVE AMERICANS TOWARD RECONCILIATION AND HEALING.
WHEREAS, the City of Albuquerque is built upon the traditional homelands of the Tiwa peoples and recognizes that Tribal Nations have lived upon this land since time immemorial; and
WHEREAS, the City of Albuquerque values the contributions to our society accomplished through and by Native American thought, culture, and technology; and
WHEREAS, the United States government adopted the Indian Civilization Fund Act of 1819 to provide financial support for church run schools to "civilize" Native American children through education; and
WHEREAS, the United States government adopted the Indian Boarding School Policy of 1869 also known as "President Grant's Peace Policy" in a deliberate attempt to eradicate Native American languages, beliefs, cultures, and identities and to assimilate them into White American culture through federally funded Christian-run schools, which had the effect of cultur...

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