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SCHATZ STATEMENT ON MISSING OR MURDERED INDIGENOUS PERSONS AWARENESS DAY

May 6, 2022

For Immediate Release

May 6, 2022

 

Contact:

Manu Tupper or Mike Inacay (Schatz) at press@indian.senate.gov

 

Schatz Statement On Missing Or Murdered Indigenous Persons Awareness Day

 

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii), chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, released the following statement on Missing or Murdered Indigenous Persons Awareness Day.

 

“The public safety crisis of Native persons is a stain on our nation’s collective conscience,” said Chairman Schatz. “Reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act was a first step, but we have more work to do to restore justice for Native communities. I remain committed to making sure all American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian communities have strong resources to keep their families safe.”

 

Schatz signed on to a Senate resolution designating today as the National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Native Women and Girls.

 

President Biden also released a proclamation recognizing Missing or Murdered Indigenous Persons Awareness Day.

 

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