The Oklahoma Democratic Party released the following statement recognizing November as Native American Heritage month:

Native Americans are woven into the very fabric of everything that makes us Oklahoma. We reflect on the fact that Oklahoma’s statehood was established not as two independent states, but as one whole, to bring us together with Native Americans so that we would be stronger through the governance and rich traditions that had come before us. During the month of November we recognize the contributions Native Americans have made throughout our history and that have paved the way for a brighter future.

The Oklahoma Democratic Party vows to continue our work with tribal leaders to bring our state the prosperity we can achieve though hard work and inclusion. Together we can make possible the opportunities for every Oklahoman to have a future that allows all citizens the chance to build a life worthy of their hopes and dreams and that empowers the next generation of Native leaders.