Rep. Clemente offered the following resolution:
House Resolution No. 394.
A resolution to declare September 22-29, 2018, as French-Canadian and Métis Heritage Week in the state of Michigan.
Whereas, Michigan celebrates the 6th annual French-Canadian and Métis Heritage Week in Michigan in 2018. A signature event of the occasion is the Ste. Anne Parish de Détroit Rendez-vous; and
Whereas, This year is the 350th anniversary of the founding of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, by Father Jacques Marquette; and
Whereas, French-Canadians and Métis people continue to honor our historic and contemporary ties to the indigenous peoples of the Great Lakes commencing during the era of exploration and trade; and
Whereas French-Canadians and Métis in Michigan continue to acknowledge historic and contemporary links to Canada, in particular to Québec and our Ontario border communities; and
Whereas, The Québec Government Office in Chicago has supported and commended Michigan’s commitment to our heritage and trade ties between the Great Lakes states and Québec; and
by the House of Representatives, That members of this legislative body declare
September 22-29, 2018, as French-Canadian and Métis Heritage Week in the state
of Michigan. We join
all those of French-Canadian and