SCHATZ STATEMENT ON INDIGENOUS PEOPLES’ DAY
For Immediate Release
October 10, 2022
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Schatz Statement On Indigenous Peoples’ Day
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i), chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, released the following statement on today’s celebration of Indigenous Peoples’ Day.
“On Indigenous Peoples Day, we recognize the unique cultures, histories, and traditional knowledge systems that Indigenous populations have contributed to our nation and world. As the chair of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, it has been an honor to hear and learn from Indigenous leaders and experts over the past two years, and I’m proud of our work to deliver the largest funding for Native communities in U.S. history. But, we have more work to do to support the needs of Native communities across the country, address historic injustices they have endured, and strengthen self-determination while upholding the federal trust responsibility.”